Today we are very glad to talk about a young Italian designer who has created a collection of jewellery with innovative materials made with seafood and resin. The designer in question is Giada Giachino, fashion and jewellery designer from Turin. After gaining a degree in Fashion Design at the Polytechnic of Milan, she continued her studies at Central Saint Martins with the MA in Jewellery Design.
Per Inciso is a project that reinvents the coral and doesn’t hide the origin of the shells, indeed it highlights the future of the many recycling possibilities in the jewellery field.
The project aims to re-establish the relationship between jewellery and users by focusing on the sensual characteristics and the materiality of objects. In this sense, Giada’s jewels are unique pieces that stimulate a new sense of awareness for jewellery.
The result offers new materials for the goldsmith that are derived from waste, from lobster to mussels.
This collection is also a provocation, it makes you think about what is really precious — not only silver and diamonds, but also mussels can become a valuable material through the process and the concept behind them. The shell itself is worth almost nothing, yet the final result is something refined and valuable.
I have started my research two years ago with an analysis of the sustainable issues related to the traditional coral production. Today I believe that innovative materials can reframe this craft in the contemporary jewellery market.
We are sure that this is just the beginning of a long career that will bring great satisfaction to this young designer!
For a full internview with Giada Giachino, click here.