The inspiration behind the Transforma collection comes from the pendant lights created by well-known designers. The designer's challenge involved both aesthetic and functional aspects, meaning reconstructing of the shapes and lines in small dimensions and creating interactive pieces that could be transformed in order to get a bit different pendant each time.
It was not until Ray invented his own“Yin and Yang”,or dark and bright,carving method did the public realize that jade can also be finely sculpted as luxury pieces of jewelry.One day,Ray saw Van Gogh's introduction in a book,he was inspired by Van Gogh's work"The Starry Night",then he was thinking how to take this famous into his jewelry designs.18k gold is too heavy,so he used titanium,although carving jade is easy for him,but the production of titanium is very difficult.This is a challenge.It is also a creation of successful innovation and new combination of jewelry.
This design originates from Yingge dance, one of the non-material cultural heritages in Chaoshan region, Guangdong Province, China. It uses the line of Yingge facial makeup as a basic form. And the 2D shape is processed into a 3D modelling. A contrast of density and spacing enriches the space effect. The dense part adopts the traditional Chaozhou embroidery in Chaoshan, adding new content to the design. The metal part is made of gold, lifting the sense of modern and quality.
The porcelain embedding is a traditional craft in China. Ceramic chips are glued together with cement to decorate buildings. This design combines the abstract organic form of cement with the metal casting geometric form, signifying the contrast between tradition and modernity. The copper is processed with the craft of porcelain embedding, presenting a new look of traditional craft with its modern form, material and texture.
It is interesting to observe how the same object can inspire different people in different ways. During the creative process every artist brings out part of their story, experience and culture and imprints it into their work. In realising this project, UK-based Italian artisan Roberta Pederzoli creates a collection where Italian culture and Scottish landscape are intertwined. Every piece is carefully crafted with consideration for texture and colour, creating a sensation of fairy-tale elegance and enchantment by delicately brushing colour over the jewellery.
Born from a devotion for the unique and prestigious, MYKU creates its revered timepieces from semi-precious stones using top-of-the-line techniques. MYKU is committed to creating intrinsic and timeless designs, carefully crafted from materials that will withstand the test of time. Both the cultural symbolism and the natural beauty of the selected and elusive, yet significant, stones inspire MYKU. For centuries, the practical application of stone has included use in architecture, art and jewelry.