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Valentine's Giveaway - Introducing Douglas Poon

Written by Lynsey Hand

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Posted on 05 February 2021

I have long been an admirer of the work of Douglas Poon, another of the featured brands in our Valentine's Giveaway. I absolutely adore carved lucite anything, and have a slightly embarrassingly large personal collection of vintage lucite purses, and carved bakelite bangles. Douglas really is the first designer I've found to rival, and add a totally new element to vintage carved items. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that his pieces will absolutely be the collectors pieces of the future.
Many agree. The V&A museum is a fan, and are quoted as saying of Douglas 'His pieces have a vintage design with a modern day twist. An opulent accessory choice, perfect for any occasion'.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Douglas moved to London, England and launched his debut collection in 2014. 
When asked what inspires his designs, he will tell you that he 'was in an antique store, and saw a dusty vintage vase tucked away in a corner, and was fascinated by the way the light travelled through its intricate pattern. Light and the way it behaves continues to be the inspiration in all my pieces. 
So how was he able to take a design idea as intricate as his, and realise it into actual, wearable, pieces? He explains; 'Each of my designs starts with a traditional, 2D drawing. We then input this design into a 3D printer to produce moulds for each piece of the design. Each piece is then finished by hand, using traditional hand carving and polishing techniques. The hand-crafting process is essential to deliver the end result, which is something truly unique, and something which just cannot be replaced by technology'.
Given that Douglas' designs are so influenced by history and tradition, we asked him which era he hopes to invoke with his designs?
'Everyone has their own golden era, and their own special memories - that's what makes us human. My wish is that my designs connect the wearer to their favourite memory, whatever that may be'. 
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Want to win a Douglas Poon gift card, plus gift cards from Miss L Fire, Wicker Darling, and Propa Beauty?
Then enter our Valentine's Giveaway HERE.

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