(jiří macek) Thai designer Tithi Kutchamuch, who resides in London, has elaborated on the theme of her previous successful collection entitled A Secret Friend, in which a bracelet, rings, and earrings form part of miniature animal figures, into the lofty and slightly surreal Companion Parrot collection.
“My objects reflect a little of what I have seen in ordinary everyday life. I’m interested in objects that are not only seen but heard, as well as objects that can speak for themselves or that I can talk about,“ explains Kutchamuch. The number of awards that she has won speaks for the power of her stories. If she were to write her own profile, she would take pictures of her table every day – at the very least, this is the way she proceeded in her monograph. Thus, life is set on the table in the form of minute fragments and fantasies.
Secret Friends is a collection of secret presents and objects perceived in other things, i.e. a ring hidden in a rabbit head, a bracelet as deer antlers – these are all statuettes that conceal a memory, a present from a secret friend, and a fairytale about endless variations of associations and shapes that each look can reveal. The group of parrots from the new collection continues this story. The skull in the nightingale body is an amulet; the chain represents entrails; Švankmajer stands behind us with Pacific shamans and Aztec goldsmiths; Kutchamuch caresses everybody tenderly. One can only borrow the heart of his/her friends. However, one must protect it and remember to give
Companion Parrot, design: Tithi Kutchamuch