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Garden of Desire

“Design has always been my first love," says 40-year-old Pisith Ly, who returned to his native Cambodia after 30 years abroad to open a jewelry boutique in Siem Reap, Garden of Desire.
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The Passage - Pub Street Alley, Old Market Area, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Overview

"Design has always been my first love," says 40-year-old Pisith Ly, who returned to his native Cambodia after 30 years abroad to open a jewelry boutique in Siem Reap, Garden of Desire. Educated and trained in France, Ly began as an eyewear designer for Alain Mikli and Phillipe Starck, a role that cultivated a daring streak. "I've always been interested in making things, be it toys or model-making. I am inventive and into details, aesthetics and the technical side of things," he says.

With the temples of Angkor Wat just a few kilometers away, architecture plays a defining role in Ly's limited-edition designs. Nature, too, provides much inspiration; many of his pieces feature elements like delicately etched leaves and flowers. "My goal with each design is to translate things that interest and inspire me into works of wearable art, while also bringing out an individual's personality, taste and style," he says.

Tel: +855 12 319 116

Website: gardenofdesire-asia.com
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Published on Jul 12, 2010

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