Anne Poon

Grey Sheep

Website

annepoon.com

Location

san francisco / united states

University

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Graduation year

2002

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Eden and Eden, San Francisco

Anne Poon: I am always hungry to design, my design process is very simple, no sketches, no mock-ups. Most of the time it comes from my intuition, and I just love being inspired by interesting things and special people I encounter from time to time.

My professional training is not in jewelry, but architecture. Some says architecture is not a very rewarding career, I disagree. It helps me to grow everyday as a thoughtful and caring person. It does not only teach me how to enhance people 's life, but also to transform a good design from a building to the human scale.

Jewelry design came to my mind 10 years ago, I start combining my experience in architecture with my personal stories into jewelry. I want people to have a different perspective about forms and materials. Symmetry is always the main play in jewelry design (not until lately). And old materials are always perceived as imperfect and cheap. 3D technologies have been a hot subject since I was in Graduate school of design 15 years ago. To me, 3D design is very interesting and cool. However I don't want old materials, local bead stores or vintage stores to be forgotten and to be eliminated. Lately two of my favorite bead stores in San Francisco are closing up as they ran out of business and I was very upset for couldn't save them to survive. They had been my muse, my inspiration. I really want to prove that modern and good design does not have to be executed only in sweet materials, it can also be done through the integration of old and new finds. Throughout the interplays of interesting shapes of brass, gold & silver, and vintage finds from my favorite local bead stores, my jewelry intends to create an effortless, organic but structural form. And I also want to use asymmetry to play a main part of this collection. If there are a few words to describe my jewelry, I hope it will be Free, Intriguing & Vitality.

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