The biennial International Jewellery Design Excellence (IJDE) Award presentation was held 2nd March at the cocktail reception of the 34th Hong Kong international Jewellery Show. The Japanese designer Natsumi Odate won the highest honour “Champion of the Champions” with her necklace “Rhythm”, which is made using 3D technology.
“Champion of the Champions” shows nature’s beauty
A total of 165 awarded designers from 27 countries and regions participated in the competition this year. The winning piece by Natsumi Odate called “Rhythm” was created using 3D technology. The necklace simulates the form of wild grape leaves. The leaf designs change shape throughout the piece, from real-life forms to more abstract designs, symbolising the rhythm of leaves transforming step by step. Using 3D technology, the designer cast in platinum to express the delicacy of a natural form. At the same time, the abstract designs show the accuracy of craftsmanship. A magnetic fastener makes the jewellery easy to wear.
Design Concept 設計概念
Wild grape leaves change their shapes from a real, natural figure to an unreal, non-natural figure towards the end, which somehow creates a beauty of rhythm. Step by step, the leaves embody the moments of the transformation. 3D technology allows us to cast in platinum expressing the delicacy of a natural form. On the other hand, the unnatural leaves show the accuracy of craftsmanship to enhance the sharpness of abstract lines. The magnet fastening helps easy wearing.
Title of Winning Design 得獎設計名稱 :Rhythm (Necklace 項鍊 )
Designer 設計師 :Natsumi ODATE (Japan 日本)
Sponsoring Company 贊助公司 :Kuwayama Corporation
Previous Winning Competition 過往得獎比賽 :
Governor of Tokyo Award,
Platinum Guild International
Award, Craftsmanship Prize, JJA
Jewellery Design Awards (2015)