After searching in Asia and Europe, he finally found his ‘hands’ in Paris, where he recruited highly trained craftsmen who had worked for the leading European jewellery houses.
“As a product designer, you need to keep challenging yourself to create breakthroughs,” says Chan, who also has an engineering background of which he made use when introducing playful elements into his designs.
Never settling for “the best” in craftsmanship, Chan constantly asks his team to “think beyond the best”. His original Parisian artisans shared Chan’s vision to constantly challenge oneself to create masterpieces that innovatively add new dimensions to contemporary jewellery.
“It is about conceiving new mechanical breakthroughs in jewellery craftsmanship, and it’s like introducing something avant garde to the traditional high jewellery ateliers. But they are receptive to the ideas and I think we have pushed the boundaries of high jewellery design into new areas of innovative possibility,” says Chan.