The Heroine’s Journey of Sahar Famouri

-What is the best thing that I love about my work? As a designer we have the possibility to design objects that suggest positive impact emotionally and functionally on every day user’s life.

What is my idea of happiness? loving & living life at the present moment,spreading kindness to people who surround us because tomorrow might not be the same as today.For me happiness is a A balance between self love, creating myself and independence.

What is my greatest fear?  The fine line between success & failure, sometimes I find myself hesitating to open the door just because what’s behind can possibly change the present and future forever.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I am meticulous to the point of perfectionism, i like to ensure that things are done to the highest standards, it often stops me from being focused on true essentiels, this applies to both my personal and professional life.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?  I admire all the hard working  mathers no matter what they do for a living, the most rewarding job is raising a human being,as it comes to my profession, I admire the work of patricia Urquiola, i truly like the sensitivity in her designs.

What is my greatest extravagance?  i think i am extravagant by nature but probably “the time” & the way i spend it is my biggest extravagance, i can spend it countlessly on anything  i am passionate about or whom i care.

On what occasion would I lie? I’m not a good liar and don’t like to lie, there are always better ways and possibilities to tell the truth even if it’s harmful or not pleasant.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? maybe the duration of the whole process from creation until fabrication to commercialisation, also the uncertainty of how a product will re-act in the market  meanwhile this process makes it challenging and that worth it.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Gaining  the red dot design award for the first product i have ever designed for my own brand! to be judged and rewarded by a jury of 40 international experts  and being exhibited in the museum next to the highest profiled world’s brands.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I am very imaginative. I am working  best when under the deadline. Being independent with an artistic spirit, sometimes my imagination and creative mind brings me all over the places , I wish I could control my million thoughts & ideas and focus my concentration to one at the moment.

What is my greatest achievement in work? learning that almost the wildest dreams can come true with strong vision and determination, if you have something new and different to say then dare to express it and work hard to surround yourself with the right ones to help you bring it to life.

Where would I most like to live? I have lived in three very different countries, by nature I am receptive to change and somehow need it to feed my soul, i feel lucky to live in the beautiful city of Paris but  I dream of living somewhere close to the sea & nature where I can walk on the sand along the beach.

What is my most treasured possession? The love I carry in my heart for my son.

What is my most marked characteristic? Enthusiasm and generosity.

What is my most inspirational location in my city? I am more inspired when I am behind my desk in my home office, surrounded by my personal objects notes, samples  and sketch books.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? I’m not a big fan of fancy restaurants. I usually prefer homemade plates in good company. But I like to go out for drinks with friends,  café de flore , mini palais , café Marly, during  summer  i would like a rooftop to admire paris during sunset.

What books influenced my life and how? There are no particular ones that have influenced my life, but I like to read psychological,children’s educational or business oriented books, right now i am reading expert secrets by Russell brunson.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?  Adventure of lifetime by coldplay, harvest moon by Neil Young

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Frida stars by salma hayek, Frank Abagnale stars by leonardo dicaprio in catch me if you can

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My grandmother is my role model in every possible way, such a strong, positive, self made and respected lady.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?  Eat, Pray, Love

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is the foundation of my development as a child,my passion and my career. i was raised during the war in Iran, as a child I learnt  to recreate from the objects that surrounded me.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? life is about the two chapitre; for the 1st chapitre we have the power to control, build & create,  2nd chapitre is about how we accept, reinvent and live with the external coincidences which are not under our control, The story of our life is about the harmony of these 2 chapitre.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My little boy, my family and friends

Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would love to meet in 2020? I believe the only person who can make a real difference in my creative career is myself!

What project, in 2020, am I looking forward to working on? I am looking forward to establishing my brand, collaboration with retailers in France & europe and architects, adding new products to my collection & why not new collaboration with other creative persons, designing for other editors.

Where can you see me or my work in 2020? 

          fidparis ( instagram)
          fidparis ( facebook)

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? if we are lucky enough to make our passion our job then we are happier, selfless, restless and more likely to make a change in the world.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story for the heroine’s journey or hero’s journey project? India Mahdavi- Architect and designer, Anahita vessier creative director & founder at anahitas ey, Kelly wearstler -Design, Lana Voroshilova – Designer and graphiste

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