JUNE 2017, Shanghai (CHINA)
COLLABORATION WITH MIAO CRAFTMENS
& MARIT VAN HEUMEN, BLENDIX DESIGN, PACC SHANGHAI
Moniek Vierling and Marit van Heumen teamed up with the Miao craftworkers to create a highend jewelry collection. With this project Moniek and Marit are challenging the craftworkers in the design of contemporary jewelry, while using and cherishing their traditional techniques. At the same time, Moniek and Marit were challenged in showing the Miao culture in a new manner. Elements from the traditional jewelry of the Miao, such as filigree and chains, are used and refined in a Western manner. By taking small parts of their original jewelry, and by using it in a simplified manner, the beauty of the Miao element becomes more visible.
This collaboration has been organized by Public Art Coordination Center Shanghai and Blendix Design Rotterdam in order to exchange knowledge between the two different cultures.