29 April 2008


'Greetje van Helmond creates visually delicate and materially fragile jewelery by growing sugar crystals onto cords suspended in a specially developed solution. The pieces deal with issues of durability and resource consumption, deliberately using a basic material to create precious, but extremely fragile, objects.

Van Helmond describes her project, exhibited at RCA's 2007 summer show:

"In present day life we can say that we consume a lot. Durable materials are often used for the production of goods that are typically replaced or thrown away quickly.

Contrary to this I use everyday, basic materials to create products that appear valuable and sustainable. Because of the materials I use, the products won’t last long, but long enough to stay “new”."

via food for design

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