ELEMENTAL CLASSIC SERIES II TO WIN THE SILVER A DESIGN AWARD 2019

We are thrilled to announce the Elemental Classic Series II has won the Silver Prize in Fashion Design for the International A' Design Awards 2019.

A’ Design Award is the World’s largest and most diffused international design awards announced results of the 2018 - 2019 design competition from 106 countries.

Designing a watch with a stone as a dial comes with its problematics. Because it is a natural material, it comes with its flaws. Learning how to deal with them on a production scale was the challenging part. What minimum thickness can we reach? How does it impact the movement? How to assemble to markers? How to assemble the stone with the least breakage rate on the assembly line? Every single question offered different paths to take.

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We are honored of the recognition and will pursue our design philosophy for the models and years to come. Stay tuned...

About A’ Design Award & Competition.

International A’ Design Award & Competition announces the best designs of 2018 -2019 in all design disciplines. 

Entries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential jury panel composed of established scholars, prominent press members, creative design professionals and experienced entrepreneurs who devoted great care and attention to details while voting each entry.

Best products, projects and services worldwide that demonstrate superior design, technology and creativity are rewarded with the A' Design Award; the symbol of excellence in design and innovation. 

AJING REVEALS DESIGNER COLLABORATION WITH FRANÇOIS HURTAUD TO LAUNCH A NEW LINE OF LIQUID METAL FURNITURE

Inspired by Gregor Mendel who discovered interesting traits of inheritance while potting pea plants at the beginning the 19th century, The Mendel Project: Orchid Series is a line of contemporary furniture consisting of a cabinet and an art piece inspired by the natural and complex forms of an orchid stem cell. Designer François Hurtaud aimed at solidifying a hand-finished microscopic section of the plant cell with bronze. “This organic texture has been made possible by a judicious combination of both high precision of computer numerical control (CNC) machining and the unique expertise of skilled artisans,” explains Hurtaud. Over a year of research and development has finally made this pattern into a reality - now a structurally balanced yet naturally organic pieces of art.

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Liquid metal is an exceptional material that allows visual and texture volumes with high complexity.

says the designer. “This collaboration was an opportunity to showcase more than two decades of our metal finishing know-how” says Eric Chan, General Manager of AJING. “Sand blasting reveals the physical dimension of the intricate cells. The medium is then coated with several layers of bronze and undergo multiple surface treatments from undercoating, metal coating, aging to top coating.” A polished finishing brings light to an elaborate metallic coating. The Mendel Project debuts with the Orchid Series, produced at a limited edition of ten artefacts.