Unique Pieces and Handmade Jewels

In 2004 at Milan, i met old watches casually packed into the box covered with dust in the antique market.There was a special shine in the old watches and i was wondering if these can not be used again by any means. Old things have a particular indefinable colors,warped shape and mysterious feeling. They have their own stories like our human-being. I wanted to apply new light to a thing that was not able to be used by becoming old, a thing that is broken,and the thing that has been forgotten again. And this was the main motivation to produce unique pieces of Tomoko Tokuda. Going to the antique markets in various places, i choose various parts and they are combined by the hand work. The structure of my creation is almost asimetry like our body and inperfect like human being.

Tomoko Tokuda

1979 Born in Tokyo,moved to Milan,Italy when she was 4years old for father’s business. After graduate at middle school,moved to Alsace in France for high school education. 2001 Majored in art history at Grenoble University. After graduate,studied fashion at LISAA in Paris untile 2002,and returned to Milan to learn dress pattern at Carlo Secoli.  2003 Took charge of embroidery design of “Trust Toilette”, the first line of Ashcorp Ltd. 2004 Set up her own accessory brand “Tomoko Tokuda”. 2016 June Open “Atelier Tokuda” Flower and Jewellery shop at Milan with her florist husband Daisuke Tokuda.


徳田 智子

1999よりグルノーブル大学で美術史を専攻。卒業後、パリの服飾専門学校「LISAA」でファッションの勉強をし、2002年にはイタリア、ミラノに戻り、服飾専門学校CARLO SECOLIでパターンを学ぶ。2003よりASHCORP社でファーストライン「TRUST TOILETTE」の刺繍デザインを担当する。2004年より自身のアクセサリーブランド「TOMOKO TOKUDA」を展開。ヨーロッパ各地の蚤の市や骨董市を回り手に入れた時計の部品や古いメダル、鍵穴やペン先など、壊れてしまったものや、現在使われていない物を新しいマテリアル、チェーンやクリスタルと組み合わせる。古い物に新しい美しさと価値を生み出す事をテーマにしたブランドです。アクセサリーは全てユニークピースでデザイナー自身の手で一つ一つ作られます。アンティークパーツのユニークな組み合わせで世界に二つとない存在感のある独創的な アクセサリーを作りを目指しています。2016年パートナーのフローリスト徳田大介と一緒に花とジュエリーのお店、Atelier Tokudaをミラノに開店、現在に至る。