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About Maiko Nagayama : Maiko Nagayama is an award winning Japanese jewellery designer. She was born and raised in Tokyo and consequently inspired by her father's architecture works, human behavior in the city, new technology and scientific discoveries. Maiko developed her passion for design and art making from a very young age, peeling off wall paper and creating shapes in her bedroom and always drawing quietly. Her British sojourn since 1999 broadened her mind. She graduated BA Jewellery design in Cenral Saint Martins in 2006 and GIA G.G. in 2009. She established her own fine jewellery brand in the same as she became graduated gemologist. Her brand brings a new sense of identity to fine jewellery industry.
STATEMENT OF ART:
"Design" is always based on research. Need is the mother of invention. Innovative designs can help solve certain problems, as well as satisfy aesthetic pleasure. "Art" is an expression of each individual's personal energy, inspiration, and imagination. Fine Jewellery is precious, and with the right care and protection, can remain as valuable family hairlooms for centuries. My motto as a jewellery designer is to break the boundary between "design" and "art"; to always be original; and to create jewellery with artistic, functional, philosophy and aesthetic splendour. This motto satisfies the desire of wearing an innovative art piece alongside relishing the functionality of it as well - which reflects current day demand. The power of a well-crafted piece of jewellery transcends our expectations: it may hold a symbolic sentimental, religious, or spiritual meaning for those who wear it - it may, in a wonderful instance of sprendipity, spark a sensation unforeseen.

ORGANIZATION:
MAIKO NAGAYAMA LTD.

EDUCATION:
2006, Jewellery Design, BA, University of art - Central Saint Martins, London/UK

EXPERIENCE:
2007>2009, Jeweler, OSMAN, London, UK
2009>2010, Jewellery Designer, Elliot Rhodes, London UK
2011, Sales associate, Rupert Sanderson, London, UK
2012, Sales consultant, Salvatore Ferragamo, London, UK
2013, Senior Sales, Monica Vinader in Harrods, London UK

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2016, pop-up store in Isetan Department store in Shinjyuku, Tokyo, Japan

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2002, Swarovski project, London, UK
2004, Cartier project, London, UK
2011, Dubai International Jewellery Week, Dubai, UAE
2013, Goldsmiths Fair in Goldsmiths Hall, London, UK
2014, Jewellery & Watch Show in Saachi Gallery, London, UK
2014, "Desire" show in Chelsea, London, UK
2015, "ROOMS" exhibition in Yoyogi National stadium, Tokyo, Japan
2015, pop up store in Ginza Mitsukoshi Department store, Tokyo, Japan

AWARDS:
2008, Commendation, Holts Academy Award, London, UK
2009, Silver award, Elizabeth Gage Fine Jewellery Award, Goldsmiths Craftmanship and design award, London, UK
2014, commended award, Goldsmiths Craftmanship and design award, London, UK

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2016, Red Thread Journal SS16, pages 24-25, UK
2015, Nikkei MJ Newspaper, Japan
2015, Madame FIGARO Japon magazine, Japan
2015, Japan Precious magazine, pages 108, Japan
2015, WWD 23 March magazine, Japan
2015, Senken Newspaper, Japan
2013, Antique Gazette, UK

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Japanese(Native), English(Advanced), Thai(Pre-Intermediate)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Rhincerous/Rhinogold, Advanced
Adobe Photoshop, Advanced
Adobe Illustrator, Intermediate

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2008, "Working with stones with Charlotte De Syllas", Metropolitan University, London,UK
2008, "CAD/CAM for Jewellery", GIA London, London, UK
2009, G.G. - Graduate Gemologist, GIA London, London, UK

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2013 Goldsmiths company "Who is Who" designer member, UK
2014 Japan Jewellery designer Association, Japan

HOBBIES:
Japanese Flower Arrangements(Ikebana(Sado)-1st level), Japanese Tea Ceremony, Hot Yoga, Cooking, Cycling, Ice Skating, Skiing, Horse Riding, Reading, Traveling, Visiting Museums and Cinema

CLIENTELE:
2009>2010 Elliot Rhodes, Designed few belt buckles for high end market
2015 ASTRAET, Designed and manufactured SNS jewellery sets which contains 224 pieces

WEB SITE:
www.maikonagayama.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-02-01 17:43:05

COUNTRY:
Japan

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Maiko Nagayama


Fate Ring

A' Design Award Winner for Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category in 2016
MAIKO NAGAYAMA for Maiko Nagayama

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