The story of Qeelin began at the hub of cultural exchanges between China and the West, along the “Silk Road”, the caves of Dunhuang stand out among the art treasure of the world by possessing a special geographical and cultural significance. It was during a visit to these legendary caves in 1997 that Dennis Chan had a revelation and decided to turn this into a creative idea; translating all his emotions about China into meaningful, contemporary and universal jewellery – and Qeelin was born.
Dennis Chan

The vision of Dennis Chan towards Qeelin: To bring the best of contemporary Chinese design to the world.

Dennis Chan's career in design first started in London following his graduation from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Later, he returned to Hong Kong to work for the renowned ‘godfather’ of product design, Mr. Ken K. Shimasaki. In 1989, Chan established studio Longford, gaining international recognition as the designer of choice for various high-end brands.

As one of the world’s leading Chinese jewellery designers, Chan has a long list of awards to his name. His accolades include honors from The Chartered Society of Designers, Japan G Mark, Singapore Design Awards and Maison & Object Paris, and his designs have exhibited at the world-famous Louvre in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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