Ayako Kanari is a Tokyo-born designer, now based in London as she explores the expressive capabilities of jewellery. Her designs are strongly driven by conceptual thinking, but with the dedicated philosophy that the 'story behind the piece' should not require explanation for her work to stand firmly on its own. Sometimes the title of a piece will provide hints about these hidden narratives, or the piece itself simply invites her audience to look for its back story.

The concepts ensure that choices with regard to material and form are sensitively deliberated. Even when admired for their aesthetic value alone, Ayako Kanari's designs are powerful statements in their own right.