What happens when you sell your name? Nicole Farhi, the woman, no longer has any involvement with the brand that still bears her namesake. Following three decades at the helm of a successful fashion label, Farhi walked away in 2012 in favor of transforming an avid hobby—sculpture—into her life’s work. Initially, sculpture was a practice that simply overlapped with design, a pastime that necessarily had to be sidelined so that Farhi could power her business. Today, there is no other activity that can vie for her attention: Sculpture is the sole, impassioned nexus of her life. “This is it. This is what I wanted to do, ” she says. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 42 Light Snack A luminous celebration of gelatin. Design Interiors Issue 42 Studio Tour: Fernando Caruncho Gardens sit between the natural and the artificial. George Upton meets the man mediating between the two. Design Issue 42 My Favorite Thing The garden designer, Fernando Caruncho, shares the story behind a painting of his mother. Design Issue 41 At Work With: Orior Brian Ng meets the Irish family making New York’s favorite furniture. Design Fashion Issue 41 Nikolaj Hansson An introduction to courtside cool. Design Issue 39 Pierre Yovanovitch Pierre Yovanovitch’s ultimate design showroom is also his home of more than a decade. Annick Weber meets the man with the keys to the castle.