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Mr Chan, born in Fuzhou in China, moved to Hong Kong at the age of five years, he left school at the age of thirteen because his family was poor. He becomes an apprentice sculptor, shaping religious figures. In 1974 he creates his own workshop, where he dedicates himself to the invention of a new technique: the Wallace cut, a method for sculpting realistic human faces in precious stones.

Gleams of Waves Brooch – yellow diamond, ruby, pink sapphire
Now and Always Necklace – Aquamarine (Wallace Cut), Amethyst, Diamond, Sapphire, Opal

Thanks to his virtuosity, he was the first Asian jeweller/designer to exhibit at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. His flora creations and his little ‘beasts’ in precious stones, thanks to the perfection of workmanship and the realism of shapes, defined in every detail, seem to be 3D animations. The dragonfly seems about to take flight, while the fish swims slowly, producing bubble diamonds.

Stilled Life Brooch_Wallace_Chan
Stilled Life Brooch – Diamond, titanium, Ruby
The Mighty Brooch – Pearl, Rubellite, Fancy Colored Sapphire, Fancy Colored Diamond
Forever Dancing Butterfly brooch_Wallace_Chan
Forever Dancing Butterfly brooch – Opal, Crystal and Fancy Colored Diamond
Graceland Ring – Diamond, Fancy colored sapphire, porcelain
Mon Reve Ring – Green Tourmaline, Rubellite, Diamond, Tsavorite Garnet, Pink Sapphire

WHERE: Hong Kong

Mr Chan, born in Fuzhou in China, moved to Hong Kong at the age of five years, he left school at the age of thirteen because his family was poor. He becomes an apprentice sculptor, shaping religious figures. In 1974 he creates his own workshop, where he dedicates himself to the invention of a new technique: the Wallace cut, a method for sculpting realistic human faces in precious stones.
Thanks to his virtuosity, he was the first Asian jeweller/designer to exhibit at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. His flora creations and his little ‘beasts’ in precious stones, thanks to the perfection of workmanship and the realism of shapes, defined in every detail, seem to be 3D animations. The dragonfly seems about to take flight, while the fish swims slowly, producing bubble diamonds.
WHERE: Hong Kong

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.