Wings | 翼 2017-11-17T04:07:01+00:00

Project Description

Wings | 翼

 

Description:

Unlike women, men always appear to have less when it comes to fashion. Dresses, skirts, stockings, hair bands, earrings – these are all normally things the male gender is deprived of in the contemporary age. In view of the lack of choices for men in terms of fashion accessories, Adrian Chung, the Visual Arts graduate from HKBU has designed a special pair of shirt studs for the gentlemen named “Wings”, which is also an extension of his final-year project “Living” with a focus on conservation and protection of collective memories.

Given such an interesting and niche design, the「DesignXcel」team quickly proposed Adrian to meet with Ricky Lam, CEO of Elegance Jewellery International Ltd. (EJI), to discuss the possibility of turning “Wings” into a fine jewellery product. As the studs are meant to accesorise the shirt’s first button at the top similar to how a brooch works, the design is basically a pair of strong wings made of metal with the centrally mounted eye-catching blue gemstone in two states: open and closed. When spread, the gemstone is soaring; when enclosed, it is protected by the wings.

Adrian has experimented with different shades of blue gems, such as Larima, Lapis, Turquoise and Tiger Eye, yet they are yet to arrive at a solid conclusion. As a result, only the open “Wings” stud would first be produced and showcased at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair with EJI, followed by the Hong Kong International Jewelry Manufacturers’ Show under the pavilion of Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA) to test the market reception.

相比女士,男士好像總是少一些時裝選擇,連衣裙、短裙、絲襪、髮帶、耳環等都是當下男性不會擁有的。有見男士缺乏時裝飾物選擇,香港浸會大學的視覺藝術畢業生鍾家鵬為男士設計了一對特別的襯衫鈕扣裝飾「翼」,作為其畢業作品「城存」專注保育集體回憶的延續。

為配合這個有趣貼心的設計,《設計列陣》團隊提議鍾家鵬約見雅寶珠寶國際有限公司行政總裁林志強,討論將「翼」變成精緻珠寶產品的可能。鈕扣裝飾就如胸針般裝飾襯衫最高一粒鈕,一對金屬的羽翼中間鑲了一顆奪目的藍寶石。寶石在雙翼張開時翱翔,閉合時則備受保護。

鍾家鵬嘗試過採用不同的藍寶石,包括拉里馬海紋石、青金石、綠松石和虎眼石,但效果都未如理想。因此,只有張開的「翼」鈕扣裝飾會先行投產,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,測試市場反應。

Design Graduate:

Chung Ka Pang, Adrian | 鍾家鵬

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:

adrianchungkp@gmail.com

School:

Visual Arts | Hong Kong Baptist University – Academy of Visual Arts | 香港浸會大學視覺藝術院