French designer Khieng Puong recently collaborated with Taiwan’s National Museum of History to launch a collection of jewellery inspired by Chinese calligraphy.
The collection, entitled Jiqing Rufu (Blessings), was inspired by the calligraphic works of Yu Youren (1879 – 1964), displayed in Taiwan’s National Museum of History, Chinatimes.com reported.
According to the report, it was Puong’s first time to use Chinese characters as a design theme. Although he doesn’t know the language, he found the fluidity of Chinese calligraphy inspiring, added the report.
The pieces have coral as their centre gemstones, and are sold exclusively by the museum for about US$830 and up.
After working for several haute couture design houses for more than a decade, Puong established his own brand in 2000, specialising in high-end clothing, accessories and jewellery.
Gold and coral necklaces from the Jiqing RufuCollection