Wallace Chan 'Soaring Spirit' brooch with a central feature 17.67ct tsavorite garnet, 3.12ct yellow diamonds, fancy coloured diamond beads, ruby, pink sapphire and titanium.
When I received my invitation to Tefaf, Maastricht 2018 I was so glad that I got my travel planned straight away. It is because I was always wanting to visit this exclusive art fair which champions the finest art from across the world and considered one of the most anticipated fairs of the year in the world of fine art – from antiques, Old Masters and Haute Joaillerie to contemporary painting works on paper and 20th-century design. The fair was designed with flora, elegant space saturated with noble refinement and aristocracy. The event was full with private art collectors, media, women and men in smart and sophisticated gowns in the process of choosing or discussing the art pieces. It was such an honour to feel part of the fair.
TEFAF was established in 1988 and widely regarded as the world's pre-eminent organization for fine art, antiques, and design. Every year TEFAF runs three Fairs internationally - TEFAF Maastricht with 7000 years of art history; TEFAF New York Spring, focused on modern and contemporary art and design; and TEFAF New York Fall, covering fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920.
Below are my top picks from the exhibition, TEFAF Maastricht 2018;
Wallace Chan is a Hong Kong-based Asian artisan jeweller who is best talked for his changeable creation and who is loved for his best jewels. He is known for creating intricate designs within carved gemstones. He is often cited as being favoured by jewellery fans because of his unique designs. He sculpts with a delicacy of touch that defies boundaries and uses light as the leitmotif for his colourful, sensual jewels. His creations reflect his Zen philosophy and reveal unique craftsmanship invented by his persistence in innovation. They are feather-like jewels carrying messages of the past to become the heritage of the future.