Shanthi Voorn is a Japanese / Sri Lankan Amsterdam-based jewellery designer who grew up in Hong Kong and has lived in all corners of the globe including New Zealand, the United States, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.
Her interest in jewellery began following a trip to Sri Lanka and discovering the centuries old tradition of adornment. There she followed the jewellery-making process of gem mining, cutting, to jewellery design and craft. Shanthi Voorn draws inspiration from her travels, experiences and interactions around the world. These are brought back to the drawing table in her Amsterdam home studio.
A microbiologist by training, Shanthi Voorn has always appreciated the minute details of form. In her mind there was always an overlap between art and science, and the contrast and harmony between the two have always fascinated her. Her pieces are translations of synergies between organic and mechanic forms.