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Musubi Head Jewelry by Asuka Saito

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Asuka Saito (AS) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Asuka Saito by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design Musubi here.



Interview with Asuka Saito at Saturday 22nd of April 2017

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
AS: When some wedding cakes and beautiful decorative cakes inspired me, the idea of Japanese traditional Mizuhiki, which is the art of knotting cord into a decorative element, came up with this project.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
AS: The unique property is making Mizuhiki into jewelry element. Mizuhiki is a form of ornamental Japanese paper cord, and usually used to make ornate knots decorate packages and notes, but I tried to use it for jewelry with Swarovski crystal.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
AS: I wish this design will serve as a unique and cultural bridge between Japan and the world.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
AS: I decided to pursuit an inspiration.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
AS: This head jewelry is created by arranging Japanese traditional techniques, Tsumami-zaiku, and Mizuhiki-zaiku with Swarovski crystal. The inspiration of wedding cakes and beautiful decorative cakes bring up the idea of Mizuhiki that plays an important role in Japanese culture as a symbol of affection, warmth, and togetherness. Mizuhiki knots are closely associated with the Japanese word MUSUBI (meaning Connection or Tying) because tying a Mizuhiki knot connects people and ties them together.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
AS: The unique property is making Mizuhiki into jewelry element. Mizuhiki is a form of ornamental Japanese paper cord, and usually used to make ornate knots decorate packages and notes, but I tried to use it for jewelry with Swarovski crystal.

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
AS: The main challenge was making Mizuhiki style into jewelry by using Swarovski crystal. Mizuhiki is an ancient Japanese art form that used a special cord. The cord is usually created from rice paper that is tightly wound, starched to give it stiffness, and then colored.


FS: Thank you for providing us with this opportunity to interview you.

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