Igor Komov

Professional in Jewelry Design.

About Igor Komov

Igor Komov is a jewellery designer from Moscow, Russia, art-director of Alchemia Jewellery brand and director of Jewellery Design course at British Higher School of Art and Design, the winner of Russian Artweek contest, Competition of Author's Jewelry Art in Amber Museum in Kaliningrad, participant of many exhibitions in Russia and abroad. In his design concepts, he investigates various themes and theses: architecture, biology, culture, mechanics and many others, making cross-discipline researches and creating unusual jewellery pieces.

  • 4-Time Winner of Jewelry Design Award.
  • Specialized in Jewelry Design.
  • 4 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
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  • Jewelry
Industrial Wedding Rings

Industrial Wedding Rings

Jewelry Design

Mandalas Rings

Mandalas Rings

Jewelry Design

Armour Rings

Armour Rings

Jewelry Design

Nomads Jewellery Collection

Nomads Jewellery Collection

Jewelry Design


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Interview with Igor Komov

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
For as long as I can remember myself, I was always mad about finely designed objects. It was like a discrete abstract world where stories are told in the language of forms, textures and colors. I've entered Moscow Architectural institute because I knew its fundamental design education gets the doors to almost every design field opened for its graduates. Some years later I've chosen jewellery design because of its sacred proximity to the human body and the wide range of its artistic means.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Today I occupy the position of Jewellery Design course director at British Higher School of Arts and Design in Moscow as well as the position of art director at "Alchemia" jewellery brand. "Alchemia" is a brand of designers' untraditional jewellery and BHSAD is a place where I structure and share my experience.
What is "design" for you?
A way to get connected with high esthetic qualities and elaborate functionality.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
It is not created yet :) The journey into design and experience never ends.
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
Together with my co-author Katerina Komova we transformed ceramic bowls into the ring set. The collection is still being produced, it is called "Chalices".
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
I widely use 3D-modelling. I'm not at all friendly with manual labor :)
When do you feel the most creative?
I should get my mind totally calmed down when I begin to design something. This state of mind is necessary to make things in high precision.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
Most of all I concentrate on accuracy of expression of what I am going to put into a project.
What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
A huge variety of emotions, you know) As every project represents different aesthetics, the design process is filled with different emotional experiences every single time.

Extended Interview with Igor Komov

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
I'm a graduate of Moscow Architectural Institute, Architectural Environment Design faculty. Thanks to the exceptional quality of design education in MARCHI, it became a launching pad for my career in jewellery design.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
For me, design is a kind of bridge between human and the world of perfect aesthetics and elaborate functionality. So when you become a designer you often find yourself looking into that perfect world.
Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
It's completely an act of free will :) Design is a language most suitable for me.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
Contemporary jewellery design has expanded the idea of what jewellery should look like. This applies not only to the appearance of jewellery pieces, but the jewellery types of the product themselves were reconsidered. 20 years ago we had rings, earrings, necklaces, brooches and bracelets. Now we have shoulder brooches, ankle bracelets, full finger and knuckle rings and so on. I think that is the organic result of a positive evolution of jewellery design and that is exactly what I'm focused on: reinvention of jewellery product types.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
I do not consider myself a design legend at all. My teachers used to say that in order to acquire skill one have to study the legacy of famed masters a lot. Contemporary jewellery design is rather a young discipline but nevertheless it has many renowned names worth studying.
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
The design process consists of necessary stages like formulation of the thesis, research, selection of references, sketching and so on. Really good design comes when a designer does a good job at every stage.
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
It determines the quality or our life. I mean not only the mode of life but our being in the broadest sense of the word. Good design makes us more satisfied, more inspired and more peaceful.
What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
Well, I have the time :) currently, I'm improving my skills in assemblage techniques for the new jewellery series.
What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
The status of my projects changes from "dream" to "sketch" and then to "3D-model" very quickly. At present, I'm developing 3 "dreams" at once :)
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
First of all I should mention greatest architects that left their trace in jewellery design: Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Oscar Niemeyer, Ettore Sottsass and others.

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