"When we were young...my sister could not pronounce my name and so for years my nickname at home was DIDA. Years later, when I started to think of a name that could best describe my collection, my childhood nickname was the perfect fit. After all, my line of accessories is based on memories inspired by the places I have lived, people I love, my family and the many experiences that influence my personal style....."
DIDA Design is an expression of designer Lais Lapas’ vision for jewelry and accessories and is evocative of her personal history and design inspirations. Born in Cyprus to a Greek father and Scottish mother, she spent many of her younger years living in Saudi Arabia. Her love of design and culture, led her to New York city which became her home and remains a constant source of inspiration. Her continental upbringing, liberal arts education and now her exposure to avant-garde New York designers and city life, proved to be the eclectic combination of distinct experiences that led her to follow her real passion and create her own jewelry line in 2007. For the next few years Lais divided her time between Manhattan and Mykonos, before opening her flagship shop at 13B Inglesi Street in Mykonos Town in 2013. Built upon a philosophy of timeless style, the line features classic pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways in many environments. Simple silhouettes with intricate and unique construction, DIDA’s designs are for the customer who appreciates real luxury, beautiful fabrics and attention to detail. Designing for the person to whom the concept of high- end jewelry is not limited to precious stones in traditional settings, every DIDA Design piece is unique and meticulously assembled by hand from mixed materials.