Spongla - The sponge jewellery Jewellery by Beliczay Zsófia

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Spongla - The sponge jewellery

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Jewellery

INSPIRATION:
It is quite unusual to use waste or garbage-like materials for designing jewellery. I have been inspired by the new idea of circular economy. How to use recycled sponge for making jewellery at the first sight not obviously made of waste? I have to prove that jewellery made from waste can rival with jewellery made of brand new materials.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
There are numerous options to reuse materials or objects and it depends on us designers how we protect our environment and handle with care the natural resources. The idea of circular economy and resource efficiency is spreading globally among designers as well. I am focusing on objects made of unique secondary raw materials which have been seldom or never used by artists. Therefore I have chosen old foam mattresses to get big amount of sponge for my work.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The jewels interact with the wearers and with the viewers too. They do not only decorate but even the bigger sizes are comfortable, easy-fitting because they are nearly weightless and they almost unify with their wearer. Those who see the jewels can wonder at the often surprising spectacular articles. The question is - what are they made of, while the explanation comes from touching the pieces.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in October 2015 in Budapest and finished in September 2016 in Budakeszi. The works were exhibited in the Balloon Gallery at the Jewellery Night exhibition in November 2016 in Budapest.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
At the start I tear or cut the foam into pieces. My decision depends on the form I am going to create. There can be smaller or bigger pieces or their combination. Afterwards I string the pieces and dip them into paint. The paints do not alter the original touch of the foam but they change the visual appearance basically, the pieces of the mattresses transform into jewellery. Having dried the articles are fit to wear.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Material: sponge; Weight: necklaces 16 gram - 76 gram, bracelets 14 gram - 35 gram

TAGS:
up-cycling, circular economy, urban mining, jewellery, necklace, bracelet, weightless, sponge, secondary raw material, spectacular

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
I started my task with material-research. My aim has been to get the materials from urban mining. I was looking for certain kind of materials available in big quantities, easy to obtain and quickly thrown away because of their low prize. This way I came to the foam mattresses. The next step had been to look after the proper processing of the material.I succeeded in a relatively short time. I ripped or cut the material. The new articles were formed to crystal-like structures and completed by colouring.

CHALLENGE:
Processing of the old foam mattresses properly meant a big challenge: to use even the smallest parts of the waste foam without any piece left. To fulfil this claim I had to tear and cut the material into proper sizes.

ADDED DATE:
2017-02-08 18:01:57

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Photographer Kata György, Spongla, 2017.
Image #2: Photographer Kata György, Spongla, 2017.
Image #3: Photographer Kata György, Spongla, 2017.
Image #4: Photographer Kata György, Spongla, 2017.
Image #5: Photographer Kata György, Spongla, 2017.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Beliczay Zsófia

PROFILE:
The development of the brand started with applied plastic art – like memorial bronze plackets, awards for sailing competition, medals showing ancient family shields. Later the brand has been extended to sculptures and jewellery. The material depends of the form and function of the objects as ceramic, china, bronze, concrete, plexiglas, plastic, felt and other fabrics, wood and their combination, while in certain cases reused from waste like swam etc.. Two directions of textile design are also part of the brand’s new activities. The one is digital design of patterns for carpets, robes and wrapping paper. But the traditional direction of textile design can also be found in the brand’s collection – individual or limited collection of shawls, cushions, bags made by weaving and spinning.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Spongla-The Sponge Jewellery Jewellery by Beliczay Zsófia is a Nominee in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Spongla-The Sponge Jewellery Jewellery by Beliczay Zsófia is Winner in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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