▼设计草图，design sketch ©nendo
Traditional Chinese “Filigree” craft is said to have existed for Millennia. The intricate art form consisting out of gold and silver stretches the metal to delicate 0.2mm-0.6mm strands that are then meticulously woven together into detailed lace like objects.
Using the Filigree process the studio was asked to design a jewellery collection that would appeal to a younger clientele. The first step was to deconstruct and re-concieve each component. The stone was no longer set into the filigree but placed inside, captured but still free to move. This stone was imagined as a small candy and the filigree the wrapping paper. The illustrative design concept expresses a tension between contrasting ideas such as traditional craft vs. mass-production, luxury vs. casual, and instant consumption vs. family heirlooms that are passed through generations.
▼金银丝工艺制成的糖果，candy made with Filigree craft ©Akihiro Yoshida
The collection offers three types of “wrapped candies”: a necklace, a bracelet and a set of earrings, and four types of “lollipops” with the addition of a ring.
▼各种颜色的糖果项链，wrapped candies necklace in different color ©Akihiro Yoshida
▼各种颜色的棒棒糖项链，lollipops necklace in different color ©Akihiro Yoshida
▼各种颜色的糖果耳环，wrapped candies earrings in different color ©Akihiro Yoshida
▼各种颜色的糖果耳环，lollipops earrings in different color ©Akihiro Yoshida
▼各种颜色的糖果手链，wrapped candies bracelets in different color ©Akihiro Yoshida
▼各种颜色的棒棒糖手链，lollipops bracelets in different color ©Akihiro Yoshida
▼各种颜色的棒棒糖戒指，lollipops rings in different color ©Akihiro Yoshida
The packaging and gift bags were designed with a graphic pattern made of motifs commonly used on cheap candy wrappings, however their embossed metallic finish further enhance the duality of luxury design and everyday objects.
▼首饰包装设计，jewelry packaging design ©Akihiro Yoshida
▼包装图案上有烫金工艺，gold blocking of the pattern on the packages ©Akihiro Yoshida