Please describe your favourite tool used in your work. / Is there anything you couldn't craft without in your workspace?
Oh, there are many, I love the skiving machine with which you can fine tune the leather thickness to the millimetre. Or the embossing press, which has such immediate effect on a product looking branded. But my favourite is the very simple large cutting machines, under which you place a large leather and your cutters and ready is the puzzle of elements that you need to assemble a bag.
On average, how long do you think it takes from inception through to finished product?
How do you know when a piece is finished?
When I feel satisfied with it.
When gazing on a newly completed Larissa Hadjio's products, do you still get the same sense of joy and satisfaction now as you did when you first started?
Actually I do, some pieces bring me more joy than others. I recently have been wearing the grey squid from the Deep Sea Collection all the time, it seems to fit every outfit I wear.
If you had to pick one, what is the single most thoughtful gift you have ever been given?
There are a few actually, but all given to me by one person.
Would you describe your process as starting with simple forms and adding detail, or is more a case of striping away the detail to reveal a more simple form?
It happens either way. and the initial idea gets more and more simplified . Sometimes I have a shape I love that I have t to transform into a functional bag for which I elements get added to the simple structure.
Have you always loved (leather) craft ? Is there a moment when you realised this is what you wanted to dedicate your life to?
I think I have a think for certain materials, I love wood, leather, materials that are can transform. I surprised myself to only work with leather.___
What are your go-to magazines or blogs?
At the moment its Vice.com, depending what I want to see, I love HAW LIN for its amazing mood and colours or La MOnda Magazine's blog.