Ever wonder what the most powerful leaders, business execs and celebrities keep on their desks? Well, we’re about to tell you. Our biweekly “What’s on My Desk” feature will take a look inside the offices and at the desks of the world’s most influential power players.
This week we’ve featured the desk of Azature, a jewelry designer often referred to as the ‘Black Diamond King.’ In recent years, Azature has distinguished himself as a fashion force after his completion at Parsons School of Design, working with design-world legends including Richard Tyler, stylist Andrea Lieberman, Alexander McQueen and Dior. In August 2012, Azature dived deep into the beauty world and redefined luxury when he created the world’s most expensive bottle of nail polish, dedicated to his mother and grandmother whom he refers to as his “Black Diamonds.” Consisting of 267 carats of full cut and faceted black diamonds, the symbol of eternal love and empowerment, this pricey lacquer retailed for $250,000, which sold in the fall of 2013. He then decided to launch a more consumer-friendly version while keeping his concept of luxury the same. Each bottle is given the same attention to detail as Azature’s signature fine jewelry pieces, containing one individually hand-placed black diamond. Azature has since added 34 additional colors to the collection, including the new limited edition Azature White lacquer, each inspired by exquisite diamonds. Here is a look at the items on the desk of the ‘Black Diamond King.’
1. A framed picture of my family. My family is incredibly important to me. They have always supported me. My mother inspires so much of what I do. She is my “black diamond.”
2. My iPad. I draw inspiration from everywhere so I like to be prepared to snap a picture at any moment.
3. A mood board for my next collection. I like to have it easily accessible for my staff so we can all share a common reference and vision.