13 Dec FIRESTARTERS DESIGNER BAGGED TOP PRIZE IN JEWELRY DESIGN COMPETITION
by Charles Silva
Firestarters junior designer, Ivan Cedric Fabia won top prize at the 18th Philippine Fine Jewelry Design Competition held at the DTI International Building in Makati City last December 10, 2018. His piece entitled ‘Vow’, a wedding ring manufactured by Sun Jewel, won the Best Design under the Wedding Category. “It was unexpected. I felt surprised that ‘Vow’ was one of the 25 finalists of the competition. At first, I felt like there’s still a lot I can do with the design, but not until November 22nd, when I was informed that his piece was the winner. I thought maybe I did a good job.”
The rings are inspired by the shape of the heart. When put side by side, the shape of heart will be formed. There is also an outer heart which symbolises that God is the center of the relationship.
Ivan Fabia graduated from Mapúa University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design on March 2018. Fabia’s passion for designing lead him to be a finalist in a competition hosted by the Sofa Designing Institute, Co-Live, Co-work: Evolving the Interior Environment on October 26, 2018. He partnered with Architect Leonard Cusi with the design entitled ‘Parasitic Rebirth: Invasive and Adaptable Space for an Art Collective in the Year 2120’, was a dystopian architecture design of a place where artists can live and work.
As a committed designer of Firestarters Productions, Fabia is thankful to the company, for their love and support gave him confidence in exploring himself in other aspects of the designing industry, and also, he was able to go out of the box by expressing and showcasing his creativity and penchant for design.