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Megumi Sakamoto

MA work

My work originates from my personal background, which is closely related to the Christian religion and secular environment of Tokyo, the place I am from. The experiences of reconciling this conflicting environment have been inspirational for this collection.

The concept aesthetically results from the harmonisation of the contrasting elements. Religious and secular, the contrasting ideas coexist in one object; motifs from the Christian world are combined in jewellery, a representation of secularity. Religious motifs are remodeled by technology as contemporary adornments. Computer designs and machine modelling exclude sentimentalism, and instead they underline the abstract aesthetic aspects of these motifs.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2008

  • My work originates from my personal background, which is closely related to the Christian religion and secular environment of Tokyo, the place I am from. The experiences of reconciling this conflicting environment have been inspirational for this collection.

    The concept aesthetically results from the harmonisation of the contrasting elements. Religious and secular, the contrasting ideas coexist in one object; motifs from the Christian world are combined in jewellery, a representation of secularity. Religious motifs are remodeled by technology as contemporary adornments. Computer designs and machine modelling exclude sentimentalism, and instead they underline the abstract aesthetic aspects of these motifs.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2006; BA Japanese Literature, Seijo University, Tokyo, Japan, 2001
  • Experience

  • Freelance Designer, Swarovski Internazionale D’Italia SpA, Milan, Italy, 2007; Freelance Designer, Links of London, London, 2006-7; Design Internship, Links of London, London, 2006; Design Internship, Cartier International, Paris, France, 2005
  • Awards

  • First Prize, Jewellery, Cartier Scholarship Award, 2005; Space Design, InBetween International Design Project, 1999