My work is inspired by the "Evocative Object", which can be interpreted as the object that has the effect of evoking memories, such as letter, postcard, photograph. I interviewed some people around me and found that people are used to storing their evocative objects in different containers, such as boxes and drawers. For the owners of these evocative objects, these objects full of memories are very private, so they are not willing to share with others.
These containers storing memories and evocative objects hidden inside give me some inspiration. I try to design part of the container as jewellery. When this part is used as a container, it can store the precious memories; When worn as a piece of jewellery, it allows precious memories to be with the wearer. Besides, the memory is hidden on the back or inside of the jewellery and will not be seen by others.
The whole jewellery collection is divided into two design directions. The first direction is designed for four specific interviewees. According to their different evocative objects and containers, I designed their own memory containers for them. The second direction is for general people. The collection features three minimalist containers, each with a portion that can be worn as a piece of jewellery, and which is often unexpected, to add some fun to the process of opening the container. In addition, the jewellery piece is a detachable structure, and the memories hidden on the back can be replaced, so that people can put their precious memories into this jewellery piece.
I hope my works can arouse people's emotional resonance. Making the objects with precious memories valued and, more importantly, remember the stories behind them.