Maria Mungsommai
Maria Mungsommai
Based in
Florence , Italy
3 - 5 years experience

Interrogating our perception of desire, Maria incorporates the structures on which jewellery is often displayed into her work. In the process, her pieces embody the undetected features that make these objects, plain in nature, more luxurious and covetable. Subversive yet dreamlike, her rose-hued coll


ection re-imagines the spectacle of seduction: jewels are made enticing by our tendency to romanticise them. Translating this into her designs, Maria teases our yearning for the precious and beautiful through the looking glass.

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Leather goods design - intern
Alfred Dunhill Sep. 9, 2019 - Dec. 9, 2019
Florence, Italy

Alfred Dunhill, Ltd. is a British luxury goods brand, specialising in ready-to-wear, custom and bespoke menswear, leather goods, and accessories. Alfred Dunhill has been committed to advancing the pursuit of male indulgence through exceptional service since 1893.

With true innovation, Alfred himself


was able to create the finest quality products, with both design and function. These values are now led by the employees, to preserve its heritage and develop the dunhill story.

Alfred Dunhill Limited is part of Richemont, one of the world’s leading luxury goods groups. dunhill is a global company proudly employing over 1,000 people worldwide.

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Master in Design and Applied Arts
Richemont’s Creative Academy Jan. 2019 - Dec. 2019
Milan, Italy

Creative Academy is the corporate design school of the Richemont Group, the holding that owns luxury Brands such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Baume & Mercier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Officine Panerai, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Montblanc, Chloé, Lancel. The Master of Arts in Design


lasts ten months in total, starting in January and ending in November. Seven month of classes are offered at the Creative Academy in Milan and then a three month internship will be offered in one of the luxury brands of the group mentioned above.

The Master Program is a postgraduate training school specializing in luxury leather goods, jewellery, and watches design and focused on providing professional practice and rare access to the luxury industry.

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Expert in Fine Watchmaking
Milan, Italy

Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie Certificate granted for those who passes an exam based on theoretical knowledge around various themes in watchmaking.

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Milan, Italy

Full Scholarship from Richemont’s Creative Academy granted for study.

BA (Hons) Jewellery Design
Central Saint Martins Oct. 1, 2013 - Jul. 1, 2017

Visual Merchandising


Jewellery Gouache

Marker Rendering


Software skills

Rhino 3D Modeling Software


Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator


Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)



Native language




Basic knowledge

UNREVEALED | Shaping secrets

On the occasion of the 2019 Salone del Mobile, the students of Creative Academy, the Milan-based international design school of the Richemont Group, are working on the universal theme of secrets.
The exhibition is entitled "UNREVEALED | Shaping secrets" and is open to the public in the iGuzzini area


in Brera.
This year, the students have been tackling wood and plaster, in a dialogue with outstanding Masters: Master cabinetmaker Giordano Viganò and Mario Dossi and Roberto Fumagalli from Gipsoteca Fumagalli&Dossi.
The 20 young designers from Creative Academy, originating from many different countries, have interpreted the evocative theme of secrets, suggested by Van Cleef & Arpels, the historical high-end jewellery Maison supporting the project, in a novel, personal way, viewing them through the filter of their different cultural backgrounds.
An important, highly inspiring test, leading them to confront matter and meet the manual know-how of great artisans endowed with great savoir-faire, who offered their skills and creativity to support the project, also relying, as every year, on a collaboration with Fondazione Cologni

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Gilded Youth Project

This week Ruby Parker, Jieun Kim and Maria Mungsommai from #CSM showcase their collections in our flagship store #GildedYouthProject #design

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Winterson Prize 2017: Meet The Designers Part II

Each year we work with the student jewellery designers at Central Saint Martins in London, giving them an opportunity to experience designing with pearls for their final year collections.
We will be awarding the Winterson Prize 2017 to one of the students for ‘The Best Use of Pearls’ at the CSM Jewe


llery Awards Evening on 22nd June.
The BA Jewellery graduate collections are exhibited at CSM and open to the public from June 21st - 25th.
Here we feature the final part in a series of short interviews with designers from the CSM Jewellery 2017 show, including in this article - Maria Mungsommai

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Collab shoot with Maria Mungsommai

Collab shoot with Maria Mungsommai

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