Meet the Maker | Theresa Nguyen

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople and designers creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Theresa Nguyen, Founder and Creative director of Theresa Nguyen Design Studio Ltd, and a 2016 Walpole Crafted mentee.

My passion is to collaborate with my clients to create exceptional works of art that will both delight and enable them to mark special moments in their lives, give precious gifts to their loved ones and enrich spaces that they live or work in.

I specialise in designing and hand-making the finest pieces in metals, from objet d’art and tableware to luxury gifts and most recently bespoke lighting for high end interiors including super yachts.

Every piece that I make is infused with an intimate knowledge of the hopes and aspirations of my clients. It is this collaborative journey with my clients that ultimately makes a piece truly unique and special.

I believe that I was born to be creative and from very early on I had a sense that my calling would allow me to use my creativity to take my place in the world. I was fortunate in my youth to have had opportunities to experiment with many mediums but it was at the age of 17 that I first started to work with metal and it was then that I knew.

Metal, both precious and base, has so many varied qualities and possibilities that working with it has allowed me to constantly experiment and evolve as an artist.

What is really precious and important to me is that the work that I do requires me to work closely with my clients and to go on a journey with them that will hopefully result in creating feelings of lasting joy.

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