Desmond Chan is a self-taught jewelry designer based in Hong Kong. Inspired by everything, from Modern Art to something he sees on the streets. In his designing process, he tries to find a balance between technology and art. In recent years, 3D printing has become a common technique in jewelry making. 3D printing enables the jewelry of design-driven pieces that are not limited by the traditional methods, and eliminated many process steps that can easily be achieved some of the intricate details. Each design is sculpted using Maya and 3D printed in silver and gold.
The collection Natural Beauty was created as a tribute to the Amazon forest, heritage not only to Brazil, but to the whole world. This collection brings together the beauty of nature with the sensuality of feminine curves where the jewelry shape and caress the woman's body.
Luxmea’s Skræp transforms the materiality and formality of a crumpled scrap paper into a charm/pendent by combining digital modeling, 3D printing and traditional lost wax jewelry making techniques. The digital model calculates the structural complexity of crumpled paper and the flow of palm-force while stimulating the chaotic interactive process, thus making each outcome unpredictable and unique. The use of precious metal creates a contrast between futility of scrap paper and luxury, thus giving it a proud new identity to it with an intimation of uselessness.
V, inspired by daily life. researched how to remove discomfort of glasses. real butterfly wings on its body. main structure is teeth hair clip. legs with a magnetic tip can be detached. after removing legs, it can be used as hair clip, bow tie, ornament or clipping objects like a cup. cause V is not so different, it has similar production process as ordinary acetate glasses.
Garuda Collection was inspired by a national symbol of Indonesia, a mythical bird with eagle-like features that appears in both Hinduism and Buddhism mythology. Made of 18 carats of gold with 8 feathers on the wing, 17 black stones on the head and another 45 on the wing, this ancient deity represents the date Indonesia proclaimed its independence: 17 August '45.
Most of the times in floral jewelry designs thorns are ignored because they are sharp or pointy. But in "Thorny Tulip" collection, thorns are the most important visual elements and get the most focus. So instead of making the thorns too dull, thorns has been placed carefully along the stem in an arrangement that keep them out from irritating the skin. As a result it creates a bold and beautiful contrast seeing pointy golden thorns side by side the delicateness of human body skin.