Bacteria | 微菌 2017-11-17T05:10:47+00:00

Project Description

Bacteria | 微菌

 

Description:

The design graduate Pearl Lee has taken the rather taboo subject of “Illness” for her final-year project, at least within the Asian societies. Her jewellery design models on the state of bacterial activity under the microscope, while the reproductive capacity of bacteria is always overwhelming, Pearl created this work to reduce people’s fear towards illnesses by proposing different psychological options to cope with them.

The「DesignXcel」team would like Pearl’s work to be realised by a collaborator who is as daring and innovative as she is, Elegance Jewellery International Ltd. (EJI) became our ultimate resort. Ricky Lam, CEO of EJI, was positive to support her somewhat funny inclusion of the magnifying glass to enlarge the bacteria patterns. Other than the need to downsize the whole piece, the experienced jewellery designer also recommended her to work with a ring-like frame where different pendant cores can be replaced to match different outfits and moods.

The end product is an elegant pendant with various core options, such as pure diamonds, pure enamel, and a mix of both. The different patterns and colours of these pendant cores echo Pearl’s concept to view sickness in alternative light. Whether to face and fight the germs bravely and positively; or to escape and reinforce it both mentally and physically, there is always still an open choice as to how one intends to look at infection and bacteria. The work was exhibited at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair with EJI, and later also shown at the Hong Kong International Jewelry Manufacturers’ Show under the pavilion of Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA) to test its market potential.

設計畢業生李佩虹以「疾病」這個亞洲社會中頗為忌諱的題目創作她的畢業作品,其珠寶設計參照顯微鏡下細菌活動的形態,表現細菌驚人的繁殖能力。李佩虹的作品透過調節觀眾心態,減輕大眾對病病的恐懼。

《設計列陣》團隊希望找一個同樣有膽色和創新的協作伙完成李佩虹的作品,雅寶珠寶國際有限公司是不二之選,其行政總裁林志強亦支持她用放大鏡放大細菌圖案的有趣意念。除了需要縮小作品,這名經驗豐富的珠寶設計師還建議她用環狀的框,讓首飾主人配合不同打扮和心情轉換不同的吊墜芯。

最終的成品是一個高雅的吊墜,有不同飾物芯選擇,如純鑽石、純琺瑯以及二者的混合。吊墜芯的不同圖案和顏色實踐了李佩虹用另類眼光接觸疾病的理念。無論正面勇敢地對抗病菌,還是身心都逃避它,處理感染和細菌都可變成開放的選擇。這件作品將會率先於香港珠寶首飾展覽會的雅寶展位中展出,及後亦會於香港珠寶製造業廠商會的香港珠寶購物節中陳列,測試其市場潛力。

Design Graduate:

Lee Pui Hung, Pearl | 李佩虹

Collaborator:

Elegance Jewellery International Ltd. (EJI) | 雅寶珠寶國際有限公司

Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association | 香港珠寶製造業廠商會有限公司

Email:

lee.puihungname@gmail.com

School:

Product | School for Higher and Professional Education | 才晉高等教育學院 (SHAPE)