Born in Iran in 1983, artist Helia Hatefi studied architecture at the University of Almeda, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in interior design. Having been inspired by several books about sculpture and metalwork, in 2012 she launched her career as a contemporary jewelry designer and silver smith, and started with conceptual designs based on stories and inspired by architectural sculptures and forms. To bring her design to life, Helia often used handmade pieces and different materials.