The end of 2020 is finally upon us, and despite everything that's happened this year, Christmas will still come! Here at Kuka-me, we believe in treating ourselves and our loved ones and this year we deserve it more than ever. So, here is Reema's 2020 Christmas edit/gift guide.
Today I have added two new collections for you. The first, Fragments, has taken sometime to pull together. The Pandemic slowed things down of course, but also somehow it took some time to bring these pieces to some kind of readiness. The pieces express both the fragility and the resilience of small things. The second, La Traviata, is an extension of an existing collection not previously available on the website. Using pale pink pearls and Rose Gold vermeil, (Gold plate on Silver), it is quietly Romantic and flattering for all skin types.
For the month of May, Reema Pachachi and Kuka-me are participating in an online exhibition featuring artists and makers in Oxfordshire, Art Weeks. Originally imagined to be an open studio event, the artists have moved their work into an online gallery, due to Covid-19. Come browse the Kuka-me exhibition and discover other Oxfordshire-based talent.
In 2019, Kuka-me founder and design director coupled with Ian Griffiths of Max Mara to work on a jewellery collection for the fashion house. The pieces were launched on the runway at Berlin's Neues Museum for Max Mara's Resort 2020 collection.
Drawing has always been hard for me. It takes me ages and I find myself impatient with it when I am designing. I often go straight into what I call 3D drawing, or second stage designing - where I make samples in metal of textures, and structures until I can marry up my vision with the finished piece.