The message of the project
Transform fragile concepts (such as severely endangered animals in Europe) into long-lasting (unbreakable) products.
The idea behind the project
The vibrant animal family of Chiara Bello's Chic Pig jewellery meets the unique and inventive 3D printed indestructible ceramics of De Olde Kruyk. They share a sense of humour as well as the desire to create unique and long-lasting products.
The creative process will take two directions: aesthetic and technical. The aesthetics will emulate animal designs (of critically endangered animals in Europe) and wonderfully apply them to indestructible ceramics (which had previously only been utilised in automotive applications) to produce lovely products: the new Gramma 2.0 jewellery.
The partnership Chiara contributes skills in industrial design (MA and Msc in Industrial Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, respectively), as well as knowledge and experience in establishing the Chic Pig jewellery brand (she has already produced 4 collections of animal jewellery handcrafted using the enamel and brass technique). Alf from De Olde Kruyk has decades of experience in conventional ceramics, as well as the capacity and facilities to run 3D printed ceramics machines and an understanding of unbreakable ceramic material.
The goal is to raise awareness of creatures on the verge of extinction by having people wear them forever (and supporting the organisations by buying the products). They may be able to extend the notion to other "fragile" concepts and strengthen them by making them unbreakable. The plan is to experiment with 3D printed indestructible ceramic and turn it into something attractive and wearable by using this technology and new material for jewellery.
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Chic Pig by Chiara Bello
De Olde Kruyk