ABOUT QEELIN

Created in 2004 by Dennis Chan, Qeelin is a fine jewellery brand which takes inspiration and emotional resonance from Chinese symbolism. The brand creates exquisite jewellery intended for daily wear that is meaningful, contemporary, and universal.

Named after the Qilin, an auspicious Chinese mythical animal and icon of love, Qeelin fuses unbridled creativity with excellence in craftsmanship. It brings a touch of playfulness and surprise into the world of fine jewellery. The brand’s iconic Wulu collection revisits the legendary Chinese gourd, an auspicious emblem in Chinese tradition.

Qeelin is part of the global Luxury group Kering, which develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches, as well as sport & lifestyle brands.

Since its inception in 2004, Qeelin has embraced the evocative myths of the East, creating lavish fine jewellery that is abundant in symbolism. In each collection, iconic designs, carefully selected materials and exceptional craftsmanship deliver a beguiling combination of poise, playfulness, imaginative whimsy and enchanting Oriental beauty.
Qeelin first caught the attention of the world when actress Maggie Cheung appeared at the Festival de Cannes wearing Qeelin’s signature Wulu collection. Since then, Qeelin has been coveted among stars and luminaries all over the world. In 2007, Qeelin opened the doors to its boutique in Paris at Jardin du Palais Royal. Today, Qeelin’s boutiques can be found in fashion capitals across the globe, including Paris, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. In 2013, Qeelin joined Kering group, a world leader in apparel and accessories in luxury and sport & lifestyle brands.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Dennis Chan

The vision of Dennis Chan towards Qeelin: To bring the best of contemporary Chinese design to the world.

Dennis Chan's career in design first started in London following his graduation from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Later, he returned to Hong Kong to work for the renowned ‘godfather’ of product design, Mr. Ken K. Shimasaki. In 1989, Chan established studio Longford, gaining international recognition as the designer of choice for various high-end brands.

Dennis Chan is a multidisciplinary creator whose remarkable works cover the fields of sculpture, design and photography. As one of the world’s leading Chinese jewellery designers, Chan has a long list of awards to his name. His accolades include honors from The Chartered Society of Designers, Japan G Mark, Singapore Design Awards and Maison & Object Paris, and his designs have exhibited at the world-famous Louvre in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1997, Chan was named ‘Artist of the Year’ in Hong Kong. Later in 1998, he was also named ‘Entrepreneur of the year’. Chan’s successful achievement has demonstrated an excellent balance between business and art, setting a great role model for the passionate young artists to follow.