Hi Marilyn! Have you always been a designer? If not, what was your previous profession?
Why did you choose accessories?
I have always loved jewellery. I used to accompany my mother and grandmother to the goldsmith when I was little and youth; I always enjoyed drawing and also studied some Chinese brush painting & Ikebana too.
What is your personal favorite piece from your entire collection?
I can’t answer this: it’s the same as asking me which of my children I love most.. For me the creative process & production of a piece requires a lot of hard work!! The joy is watching the idea take form of it’s own and the result is my vision in Reality.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Many things: from a walk in the Botanics to a trip to Antartica; recently Iceland and The principles of Architectural forms.
What are your plans for the brand in the future?
USA market: some of my pieces are now sold in the new Museum of Modern Art Chicago store.
How have you/your brand benefited from Taff’s membership programmes?
Greatly without Taff I would not have access to the International Market place.
Do visit Marilyn Tan Jewellery‘s website to view her latest collection!