For example, the Pearly White collection reflects her idea of social status. For as long as there were human beings, we have sought to adorn ourselves with symbols of status. Animal and even human teeth were frequently worn by chiefs and high-ranking citizens to denote social status. In many traditions the smooth round pearl is often regarded as an ideal. In the Pearly White collection, Tithi has searched through thousands and thousands of pearls to find the few whose imperfections make them perfect for their new role. Each piece is unique and custom made.
On the contrary, Drip aims to add value to the ancient knowledge of metal casting in clay molds found in the ‘Pa-aow’ village of northeastern Thailand. Tithi said she was overwhelmed by the processes, techniques and most surprisingly, the hours that were spent on each piece when she first visited the village. “Their work was handmade from start to finish, and the material for each batch differed in what metal scrap was available.” The Drip prototype was made from a mixture of bullets, wheel values and broken water taps, as well as bits and bobs from a previous cast through a newly established method Tithi refers to as “dripping wax”.