#TogetherweareEurope: designer Saskia Diez about her life during Corona crisis
Jewelry designer Saskia Diez is known for her minimalistic yet outstanding and trend-setting style. For that she uses mainly recycled gold and silver. Among her admirers are Hollywood star Tilda Swinton and German singer Lena. We talked with the Munich based mom of 3 about her new routines during Corona crisis, what she misses the most and what she never take for granted again.
MADAME: How are you isolating?
Saskia Diez: With the outer living being paused, this is a time to listen to the inner one, to process thoughts and ideas with no rush. With the missing freedom of moving, thoughts are where we can be free and flexible. A good moment to rethink and think differently. On a practical level I spend more time cooking, expanding my variation of recipes, you simply cannot joyfully survive with the usual standards you normally mix with eating out, and therefore also, I clean more.
M: Back to basics?
S.D.: Yes, I follow my daily routine because there are no interruptions (or excuses) like usually (the business trip, the events, parties, openings, etc. etc.). So I do more Yoga, read more, draw more, write more and it is nice to realise how practising does make you better. I used to dislike video calls, now I see it's upside. And of course, I work, and homeschooling is a thing. So it is a very intense time and at the same time a very fluid one that shows you a lot about yourself and your capacities.
M: Is there something you miss?
S.D.: Hugs, kisses, visits, having friends over, popping into a bar at night, going to the movies, getting a massage.
M: How has your way of working changed?
S.D.: The question of relevance is more important than ever. In a lot of aspects you get thrown back onto yourself, because you have to find solutions yourself. So in a way you are more inside everything and therefore shape more.
M: What will you never take for granted again?
S.D.: The freedom to travel, to move without reason.
M: Most beautiful surprise so far?
S.D.: How isolation connects people on a different level.