Project year: 2018
Project client: Designer Hearing
“Hearing aids are something that people ought to be proud to wear, because hearing is something that shouldn’t be hidden. People with hearing difficulties can wear these designs loud and proud!” - Alister Yiap
We collaborated with Designer Hearing for Telethon Speech & Hearing to celebrate the hearing aid and reposition it as an elegant and sophisticated accessory.
Along with our talented associate designer Kadri Alekand, we developed the concepts and delivered these stunners! Our two pieces were made in our studio using Western Australian gold plated brass, pearls, crystals and diamond simulants.
A cradle concept was developed to achieve balance between a visually stunning design and functionality. We experimented with a range of different materials to deliver aesthetically pleasing results whilst keeping the hearing aid light and comfortable to wear.
We were honoured to be awarded a Commendation Award for Product Design (Jewellery) at the 2018 Design Industry Association WA Annual Awards for these two designs.
Our creations were featured in an article by the WADES Report team. Click here to read more about the inspiration and process behind these hearing accessories.
To see the creations by other designers on the project head to: www.designerhearing.com
Alister Yiap is a Perth-based design artist who works in a number of creative fields including Art, Fashion, Jewellery and Industrial design. Yiap specialises in custom bespoke pieces, embedding a distinctive geometric signature aesthetic with a contemporary approach, clean lines and refined attention to detail. For private commissions, please send us an enquiry here.