Wallace Chan: From Where I Dream
10 AM – FIRST FLOOR BRASSERIE
Wallace Chan is known to be a dreamer, but he always remembers his dreams. In his dreamscape, flowers grow into birds, butterfly wings are waves, a peapod becomes a spaceship, and a broken spoon summons strength. His dreams, be them big or small, are the guiding light for his 45-year creative journey. Listen to Wallace Chan discuss his creative process and latest innovation — The Wallace Chan Porcelain.
“When I dream, I enter the process of reincarnation. And when I wake, I am a newborn. A new man. A new life. I can see things with a new pair of eyes, and imagine new possibilities with a new mind.” – Wallace Chan
Wallace Chan is a self-taught jewellery artist and innovator. His curiosity and thirst for knowledge has led to the creation of numerous innovations combining art, science and alchemy, including: The Wallace Cut, an illusionary three-dimensional carving technique invented in 1987; the mastery of titanium; a patented jade technology; the invention of elaborate gemstone settings without metal claws; Secret Abyss in 2014; and most recently, The Wallace Chan Porcelain, a material five times stronger than steel. To date, his speaking credits include The University of Hong Kong, Christie’s Education, Sarabande Foundation, Harvard University, Central Saint Martins and the V&A Museum.