Worn either around the neck or from the shoulder, Hikari Key Case is a carry case for a key. Conceptually, it expresses the thought that even in the dark and uncertainty, always carry a key to open the door to the bright side.

Yukiko Nonaka is an artist based in Sydney. Born in Japan, she moved to Australia in 2008. She graduated from Tsukuba University in Japan with a Bachelor and Masters in Japanese Painting. Since moving to Australia, she has pursued an art practice in Jewellery and Object. She recently graduated from the Design Centre Enmore and is currently a resident in Gaffa Creative Precinct.

Hikari Key Case, 2021
Brass, sterling silver, nylon coated steel wire

Image top: Yukiko Nonaka, Hikari Key Case, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the artist