“Scuba” – Margherita Chinchio

Design by Margherita Chinchio, 2015. Model credit: Fred Roekens

SCUBA is a set of jewels made of neoprene sheet, leather and transparent PVC sheet.

SCUBA started up from the synergy between a designer and a photographer who conceived a new jewels collection and a series of pictures tailored to it. Three concepts lie at the core of this project: the extreme simplicity of shapes, a limited number of colours or patterns and a strong two-dimensionality.

SCUBA collection has heterogeneous origins. The apparent stiffness and immobility of shapes and the flatness of the modules in the series is contradicted by the softness and elasticity of employed materials. Neoprene, besides being soft and colourful, is an extremely technical and resistant material.
Like a scuba suit wraps and protects a sub during diving, SCUBA jewellery aims to be a hieratic pop-inspired shield.

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