Upon meeting at Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea, the couple united in their pursuit and passion for craft. Today, they collaborate from their studio in New Jersey to compose wearable creations of physical grace and ethereal soul.
“I commune with and am inspired by nature. As an observer, I am fascinated by its harmony and ever-changing interactions of the elements within. Most often, I work with different kinds of metals to reflect its likeness in color and form. By involving my imagination to nature’s vitality, I am able to create ‘new life’ within my work.” Tai Kim
Excitedly, the artists are spurred by dual inspirations. Tai is entranced by the interconnectedness of nature while Tiara is enamored by the vast complexion of our universe. Unfolding these perspectives to jewelry’s intimate terrain, they study the metal’s strengths and simplicities, creating work akin to humanity at its deepest core.
The story manifests from the metal and in the stone. Through skillful technique and mastery of the materials, the artists contrive texture and elegant fabrication to compose tactile designs of adornment. Carefully hammered surfaces of sterling silver coalesce amongst a fused melody of platinum and gold while delicate diamonds are set atop its lustrous composition.
Defined contrast and shapely disposition are at ease in the work of the makers. Exuding dynamic dimension and comely fit, duplicitous spontaneity is balanced in the wake of its opulent form.
Utilizing a muse of fastidious and visceral spirit, Tai & Tiara create radiant pieces of art, contending to divine beauty in palpable delectation.