Transmigration | 轉生 2017-11-17T06:48:40+00:00

Project Description

Transmigration | 轉生

 

Description:

In both Western and Oriental philosophies of reincarnation and karma, a soul not only lives once, but are subject to the Cyclic rebirth within the Six Buddhist realms, namely “Rokudo”. After death, people are given new identities and assigned to different realms depending on the deeds they have committed in the previous lives, which also determine whether or not they will re-encounter related souls from prior lives with a different role.

Such is the concept of the design graduate Janus Ng’s final-year project “Reincarnation”. The「DesignXcel」team was then looking for a collaborator to upgrade her piece both technically and conceptually, and our answer was the experienced Elegance Jewellery International Ltd. (EJI). Janus has reinterpreted the original “Reincarnation” in her new work “Transmigration”, a bangle crossover project with EJI’s speciality on fine jewellery and kinetic mechanism. Other than that, a new spinning pendant proposal was also under way with similar concept and execution to fully exert the sparkles of EJI.

As the first edition of「DesignXcel」, “Transmigration” was also one of the collaborative works showcased at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair with EJI, and later at the Hong Kong International Jewelry Manufacturers’ Show under the pavilion of Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA) to test the market waters on works of the somewhat sensitive philosophy. Allusions to reincarnation and transmigration are realised by the round pendant shape (endless) containing the outer 18K gold frame and the middle circle track of 6 sections (6 realms, Rokudo), as well as the inner bearing ring to allow spinning (Cyclic existence) with the huge diamonds within (different souls).

東西哲學皆有論及輪迴和因果,靈魂在六道間重生,人死後得到新身份,按往生功德,歷不同的道,決定來世因緣濟遇。

以上是設計畢業生吳嘉儀畢業創作「輪迴」的理念。《設計列陣》團隊為協助她將作品於技術和意念上昇華,找來經驗豐富的雅寶珠寶國際有限公司。吳嘉儀重新演繹「輪迴」成為新作「轉生」,創作出能同時結合雅寶獨有精品珠寶和動態原理的手鐲。除此之外,另一運用類似意念和技術的吊飾正在製作,將全面發揮雅寶的珠光寶氣。

作為第一屆《設計列陣》項目,「轉生」成為香港珠寶首飾展覽會協作作品之一,在雅寶展位展出,及後在香港珠寶製造業廠商會的香港珠寶購物節中展出,測試市場對敏感哲學的反應。輪迴與轉生的指涉體現於圓形吊飾(無盡)的18K金框、中間的6個部份(六道)和內環,讓吊飾可與環內的數顆鑽石(不同靈魂)轉動(循環再生)。

Design Graduate:

Ng Ka Yee, Janus | 吳嘉儀

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:

janusng115@gmail.com

School:

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