Chow Tai Fook Showcases Jewelry Designs Inspired by Cambodia
Chinese jewelry retailer Chow Tai Fook is currently presenting an exhibition of jewelry designs by students from Central Saint Martins College of Art, Design and Performance in the K11 Atrium, Hong Kong. Adrian Cheng, Executive Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, initiated the collaboration with the London design school last September to offer the next generation of jewelry designers an opportunity to gain real-life design experience and insights into the Chinese jewelry market.
Some 70 students were invited to create three pieces capturing “the essence of Cambodia,” and thirteen winning designs have now been transformed by Chow Tai Fook’s craftsmen into jewelry pieces, five of which are being showcased in Hong Kong until May 4.
The pieces include Yumei Tang’s The Dancing Bamboo, inspired by Cambodian bamboo fish containers and the hanging floral ornaments in traditional Cambodian dance costumes, and Le Bourhis’ design The Hiss of Gold, which draws inspiration from snakes.
Danbei Xu’s Wishing Columns takes cues from stone columns of Angkor Wat where Cambodian people traditionally prayed to the gods to have their wishes come true.
Noor Fares’ The Apsara is a headpiece reminiscent of the headdresses of Cambodian dancers and the silhouette of Buddha’s hair depicted by traditional sculptures. Her design also makes reference to conic shapes common in Khmer architecture.
The Route to Glory, designed by Anshu Hu, pays homage to Angkor as a miracle of human engineering and architecture through a bird’s-eye view representation of the city.
All thirteen winning jewelry sets will be displayed and available for purchase at Chow Tai Fook’s Central branch from 30 May to 1 June.
as first published on BlouinArtinfo.com