José María Goñi had his early approach to the luxury world when he was a child. His half French, half Japanese grandmother, Harriete Hou Carrier, owned a striking collection of European jewelry, which was his primary source of inspiration. In this way, the origin of his perspective and concept of beauty and esthetics was conceived. Furthermore, his grandfather, who owned gold mines, was from whom he inherited a concrete preference for gems and metals.
Bachelor of textile design at the University of Palermo and fine jewelry at the Sorbonne University in Paris, the Chilean designer refined his talent with specific studies in art and gemology.
Exhibited in an area of the luxurious window displays from the French high society, the high-end department store “Le Bon Marché” paved the way to the European market. Now his creations reach clients all over the world, including the Royal Family of Malaysia and the famous singer Madonna. Based in Bangkok, the designer elaborates his new collections with the vision that typifies him, which, inter alia, earned him the “Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2019”, rewarding the most prominent global luxury brands.
His inspiration is as purposeful as his character and perfectionism. Throughout his career he has been able to develop a special instinct for the selection of precious stones and to shape unique pieces of jewelry, created to astound and be admired by the demanding world of luxury.