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Perfectly designed jewels through innovative processes

The project

Perfectly designed jewels through innovative processes.

THE CHALLENGE
To design intellectual elevated, refined, more complex and sustainable jewels that will be the expression of a strong contemporary aesthetic sense and the artisanal tradition while exploring new technologies; and to effectively respond to the larger scale demand and rapid market requests of the contemporary globalized world.

THE SOLUTION
The Project will develop a collection of jewellery mixing together the professional and different skills of such diverse partner’s background. The process will be about the combination of  reusing industrial materials with deep creativity (sustainable message – Reuse Design), with the Filigree’s traditional and delicate Maletese technique  (advanced jewellery craftsmanship – The Silversmith) up to the final exploration of new smarter materials with the 3d printing (ultimate technology – Turnia). The 3d printing will also allow to create prototypes and increase productivity.

invaerso (Italy)

Architect and Designer. Active both in the field of Architecture and Sustainable Design with her trademark brand Reuse Design, creating handmade jewellery transforming industrial objects.

TURNIA (Poland)

Graphic and service designer. She used to work as a graphic UI/ UX mobile application designer. Now she creates new products for external companies.

THE SILVERSMITH (Malta)

Jewellery maker using professional techniques and strategies to produce fine jewellery.

STORYTELLING

THE IDEA:

I clearly remember the exact moment the project’s Concept idea popped up into my mind: I was sitting in my house’s garden. Eyes closed. The sun was warming up my body. Spring was there, just in time to inspire with its mood, colours, flavours and it’s reinassence spirit. I was thinking about how combining and contaminating different skills and expertises could bring some great value and innovation to any work flow and experience. In this project me (Italy) and my partners (Nicholas Magro, Malta and Emilka Nyka, Poland) has a very different story and background. In that moment I realized that the key of this synergy would have been to translate our diversity as professionals into the progect strenght. I assigned automatically a temporal dimension to me and my partners: each temporal dimension (PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE) has specific characteristics and meanings. I opened my eyes and I understood that it was the right intuition. We would have created a new jewellery collection combining the three of us: filigree (Heritage and tradition to be preserved – Past – Nicholas Magro) + upcycling industrial materials (Circular Economy, Sustainabilty – Present – me, Maria Clelia Scuteri) + 3d printing (Innovation – Future – Emilka Nika).

THE BIRTH OF THE PROJECT:

The project was born with the willing of making the final consumer reflect about the choices consciousness and time as a value that passes but remains. What we choose TODAY affect TOMORROW. What we were YESTERDAY, will be part of TOMORROW as well. YESTERDAY, TODAY and TOMORROW are the pieces of the same mosaic. The idea that next took shape was to create a “combination code” of Past, Present and Future mixed together which would have determine the exact number of pieces to be created:

1. Past (Filigree)
2. Past + Present (Filigree + Upcycled Industrial material)
3. Past + Future (Filigree + 3d Printing)
4. Present (Upcycled Industrial material)
5. Present + Future (Upcycled Industrial material + 3d Printing)
6. Future (Algoritm parametrisation and 3d printing).

This would have meant to combine different manufactoring techniques (Artisanality, upcycling and technol-
ogy), with each its different aesthetic, compositional, technical and production rules. How exiting and challengig at the same time? Nowadays the customer needs a deep connection with the product. Need to truly find something unique that goes beyond the concept of “temporary” and “seasonal” in order to last over time because it represents the transposition of real values and shared beliefs. We want to let the custom- er discover the meaning behind every single gesture (the delicate and traditional filigree manufacturing, technique that unfortunately is disappearing – European Heritage, Past-; the art of collecting, reinterpreting and upcycling industrial objects – Circular Economy, Present-; the avant-garde technology of the metal 3d printing and the endless parametric solutions – Innovation, Future-). The biggest challange has been to create an appropriate and consistent dialogue between such different areas. Another challenge has been to translate a traditional and defined handmade technique such as the filigree into contemporary and three dimentional shapes. We discoverd its versatility, being able to preserve this antique artistic technique. We wanted also to use the technology as a guide towards the future taking inspiration from tradition, without giving up on innovation. In this fascinating journey we discovered, challenged ourselves, learned, created, dialogued through different languages and finally found our own unique language.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS:

Has been a difficult but fascinating journey. It is in the difficulties that creativity expresses itself in all its power. I remember that once we found the right way, every single design came out naturally like something that is already written. The hardest thing ever about this project has been combining with consistency and refinement such different languages and techniques in order to deliver innovative and creative products in the form of contemporary shapes. We reasoned by constrasts: creating clear and dis- tinct geometric shapes, softened by the filigree made of a sinuous silver thread. 3d geometric wireframes shapes versus 2d organic patterns. The long nuts, linear and simple industrial objects that we upcycled, were the perfect elements that could dialogue properly with the other two components. I remember when Nicholas in Malta was creating by hand the filigree, and I was in Rome. Every sketch that we made before about the filigree designs changed dramatically because it has been an empirical work made up of many tests. In that moment I realized how delicate and precise the filigree process is, and how fine is the silver thread needed for it. Pictures cannot explain. I also remember when Emilka sketched very quickly the “Fu- ture” bracelet and sent it by email. I immediately took her image and translated it into another 3d model, which came out as the perfect combination of the idea that we both had in our mind. That happened in 10 minutes! I mean this when I say we found our own language.

THE COLLABORATION:

This is an interesting and very sperimental project which has benefited greatly from this part- nership thanks to the background diversity and the professional affinity of the partners. This is a perfect combination of Innovation inspired by tradition, passing throught artisanality, technology, upcycling, de- sign and uniqueness. Working in a partnership as group has a huge plus: the generation of contextual and useful ideas for the development of the project becomes exponential. The combination of the ideas of the different partners generates more complex and therefore more sophisticated ideas. The result? Even more performing products, that tells different experiences, cultures, professionalism and skills. There can only be a great enrichment. Interesting ideas and new perspectives can also come from any discussion and/or different points of view.

THE FUTURE:

Of course I imagine to sell the products we created in the future. The result is a refined and class jewels collection perfect for its target audience. It retraces important themes without compromising on contemporary aesthetics. One selling option could be online, through e-commerce platforms; and would be amazing to find some distribution channels like B2B design shops, design retailers, luxury fashion boutiques around the country (to start. Then the idea is to expand in some european capital overseas). I would need some further scale up in the near future. This is the begginning, and any kind of support/investment would be more than useful for me, to further develop these products and my business in general.

THE MESSAGE:

I see collaborations as seeds: once the seed is seeded it will make something grow; from a collective point of view the usefulness of collaborations resides in the quality of what is produced, in the making process and in the result itself; but also in the shared experience, in the journey, in the potential synergy between the partners which can lead to the birth of future project together etc. From an individ- ual point of view each person can gain knowledge, experience, expertises, passion for something that didn’t know about before, different perspectives, ideas and personal purposes.

PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS

The vase

The vase

Lumimóza

Lumimóza

3D metal panels

3D metal panels

Thinking Woman’s Chair

Thinking Woman’s Chair

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

The Vegan Sheep

The Vegan Sheep

Loom-State

Loom-State

Common Sands 2.0

Common Sands 2.0

Maretech

Maretech

Minois

Minois

STEM a garment production brand

STEM a garment production brand

Storytelling Garment Project

Storytelling Garment Project

Mapu Preto

Mapu Preto

Minta

Minta

NO/thing

NO/thing

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

In the Circle

In the Circle

Clotho

Clotho

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

WeAr Design

WeAr Design

Freskos

Freskos

ALMA

ALMA

Bubble Façade

Bubble Façade

Crossing Parallels

Crossing Parallels

EnaOna

EnaOna

SEISMIC GARMENT

SEISMIC GARMENT

Rethinking the Bra

Rethinking the Bra

Kinematic handbag by RMATURA

Kinematic handbag by RMATURA

Nova Underwear

Nova Underwear

BioChromatic

BioChromatic

Dimmenso

Dimmenso

Beaggie

Beaggie

Ignorance is Bliss Carpet Collection

Ignorance is Bliss Carpet Collection

WE ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE

WE ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE

H|H

H|H

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Edge Chair

Edge Chair

Marbled Salts

Marbled Salts

Moseanic

Moseanic

Kombucha TSUGI

Kombucha TSUGI

LiLO

LiLO

The Eastern Side of Riviera

The Eastern Side of Riviera

Future Wardrobe

Future Wardrobe

Ventri

Ventri

FreyZein

FreyZein

SILENCIO

SILENCIO

Re-Print Ceramics

Re-Print Ceramics

Vivid

Vivid

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

Burning For

Burning For

Circular workwear collection

Circular workwear collection

Recontile

Recontile

Fashion Colada

Fashion Colada

SCALA

SCALA

New Matters

New Matters

Not 2 Forget

Not 2 Forget

Agogic – Be prepared for more

Agogic – Be prepared for more

SMARTCOAT with ETHICS

SMARTCOAT with ETHICS

Mocha Split

Mocha Split

Reframd

Reframd

Zerobarracento

Zerobarracento

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

Wearable Play

Wearable Play

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Gelatex x NO/AN

Gelatex x NO/AN

Luxury Bag Collection

Luxury Bag Collection

Amalgama

Amalgama

TTorch

TTorch

From the ground

From the ground

Biolea

Biolea

Ultra

Ultra

Capsule coat project

Capsule coat project

Mayya x WORTH

Mayya x WORTH

The Space in Between

The Space in Between

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Fish_Fish

Fish_Fish

Common Sands

Common Sands

UCQC Inclusive

UCQC Inclusive

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Mowo

Mowo

i-Morfé

i-Morfé

Iguaneye

Iguaneye

Ruumy

Ruumy

Fugazi Fugazi

Fugazi Fugazi

Serisole

Serisole

Hi-LAMP

Hi-LAMP

Lucid

Lucid

Senss

Senss

Walkytalkies

Walkytalkies

Sole sustainability

Sole sustainability

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

Spell My Name

Spell My Name

The “Bib” chair

The “Bib” chair

Materia Bruta

Materia Bruta

Planned Space Pooling

Planned Space Pooling

3D knitwear on demand

3D knitwear on demand

Lit Lace Interface

Lit Lace Interface

iluTex

iluTex

Sukka 

Sukka 

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

Unmoist Raincoat

Unmoist Raincoat

IOT Jacket & Robot

IOT Jacket & Robot

Stars Collection

Stars Collection

Words that shimmer

Words that shimmer

Persona

Persona

PULSAR

PULSAR

Identity 560

Identity 560

Øjenfryd

Øjenfryd

The Ghost Bag

The Ghost Bag

Diluci bags

Diluci bags

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Oceanwear

Oceanwear

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

Curve

Curve

Multifunctional Textiles

Multifunctional Textiles

Fashion Designing in an Inclusive World

Fashion Designing in an Inclusive World

‘Parameter’ Table

‘Parameter’ Table

Occay

Occay

KICS

KICS

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

PreemieCme

PreemieCme

Circular Bags

Circular Bags

Clayer

Clayer

Lulu V2

Lulu V2

Fishskinlab

Fishskinlab

Dynaback

Dynaback

Esther Hates PVC

Esther Hates PVC

Gardin

Gardin

Foldable High Heels

Foldable High Heels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Edbora Collection

Edbora Collection

Smart Heated Vest

Smart Heated Vest

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Fragments Garments

Fragments Garments

Hollow: A Lie Story

Hollow: A Lie Story

FWN: Family Wear Nature

FWN: Family Wear Nature

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Spellbound

Spellbound

Wear Pure

Wear Pure

Connextyle

Connextyle

Unlimited in 1

Unlimited in 1

Paramatrix

Paramatrix

Feel More Knitwear

Feel More Knitwear

Skarabeos 2

Skarabeos 2

Twill

Twill

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair