2024 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Platinum Winner

Dunhuang Elegance

Entrant Company

HUMA Universal(shanghai)Brand Management Co.Ltd

Category

Product Design - Accessories

Client's Name

Country / Region

China

Based on the inspiration from the Dunhuang Mogao Caves murals, and centered around the intricate art of Chinese intangible cultural heritage - paper-cutting and hollowing, we have integrated China's unique intangible cultural heritage into jewelry design, presenting a striking Dunhuang Series of jewelry that showcases the millennia-old cultural heritage and its enduring legacy. This is a cultural feast that transcends a thousand years, allowing you to touch the historical continuum in moments of exquisite beauty.

This jewelry design draws inspiration from the exquisite murals of Cave 159 and the flying Apsara motif on the Western Wall of Cave 428 in the Dunhuang Mogao Caves, representing a pinnacle of Chinese intangible cultural heritage. By integrating Western Jewelry Design Techniques with Elements of Chinese Traditional Culture and utilizing modern lines and structures for presentation, it not only embodies profound cultural significance and unique artistic charm, but also showcases the beauty of intricacy, vivacity, and three-dimensional modern craftsmanship.

Paper-cutting art, as an integral part of traditional Chinese culture, possesses a unique artistic charm and cultural significance. Through carving and cutting, we have transformed the Dunhuang Flying Apsara and Lotus motif into intricate paper-cut patterns, seamlessly integrated into the jewelry design, adding depth and vitality to the piece. The embellishment with cubic zirconia gemstones enhances the overall lightness and transparency of the creation.

This jewelry set transcends mere adornment; it carries a deeper significance. By making jewelry more accessible and breaking down the traditional barriers, we aim to democratize this art form. We want to empower more consumers to own and wear these unique pieces, allowing them to experience the splendid fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, and to sense the harmonious blend of history and modernity. It embodies a dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures, propagating the ideals of traditional Chinese culture along with the design techniques of Western jewelry.

In our choice of materials, we prioritize sustainability by utilizing recycled copper from old jewelry for secondary casting and polishing, embodying our commitment to environmental protection. This eco-friendly initiative gives our jewelry a contemporary and sustainable edge and also makes them affordable.

Credits

JIRUI
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