Kyoko Hashimoto is an internationally recognised contemporary jewellery designer. A graduate of the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Kyoko has operated studios from Tokyo, Eindhoven, and later Berlin where she opened the concept store We Are All Made of Stuff in the suburb of Neukölln. In 2014 and 2015, Kyoko was Production Manager and Resident Artist in the Metal Design Studio at Adelaide’s JamFactory.
Kyoko makes one of a kind and limited edition jewellery and objects with an emphasis on thematic investigation and expression. Her desire for a piece of jewellery to carry a story in a form of a concept or materiality is often imbued with a sense of humour.
“ I believe that jewellery is an extension of your personality. I design it to be different, and fun to wear. If somebody comments on what you’re wearing because it’s unique, then you have made a connection with another human being. I think that is a very special thing.”
Kyoko currently works from her studio in Sydney.
Photo: Anna Fenech Harris