MATILDE MOZZANEGA

Emerging Talent / UK

 

Matilde Mozzanega is a contemporary Jewellery maker and designer based in London. Graduated from Central Saint Martins with a First Class Honours Degree in BA Jewellery Design (2018), she now produces her own pieces and works as a tutor at the British Academy of Jewellery.

Her work sits within the context of Contemporary Jewellery & Sustainability.
She is in fact interested in the qualities of non-precious materials, how to transform and repurpose them.

This collection consists of playful, contemporary necklaces made out of Swarovski crystals and flowers, vacuum sealed within recyclable plastic pouches.

The innovation of the design dwells on the playfulness and possibility of exchanging vacuum sealed ‘pouch pendants’ with already existing chains or swapping them with someone else.

So my design proposal encourages us to rethink the idea of jewellery and draws attention to a contemporary issue that affects us all.

Work

Vacuum sealed Swarovski crystals & flowers within recycled plastic bags, recycled plastic chains and brass chain links

Experience

Education
2018-2019 MFA Contemporary Jewellery&Body ornaments Alchimia (IT)
2015 – 2018 First Class Hons BA Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins

Work Experience
2020 Jul – (ongoing) Teaching Assistant – Jewellery&Manufacturing at British Academy of Jewellery (LDN)
2019 Aug – Dec Workshop assistant for the Sustainable jewellery designer Emma Aitchinson (LDN)
2016 – 18 Junior Stylist & Jewellery Sales Assistant at Astrid&Miyu (LON)

Exhibitions
2020 Sept – VENICE DESIGN WEEK with Cardboard Cutouts Collection
2021 (dates TBA) AUTOR International Contemporary Jewelry Fair (ROU)
2020 FUTURE FABRICS EXP9 The Sustainable Angle with Cardboard Cutouts Coll. (LON)
2019 Schmuck International Exhibition, with Transparent Waste Collection (MU)
2018 ‘I HATE CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY’ at Gallery Northcity4 (AU)
2018 Craeftiga, Hole&Comer. British Craft Pavillion at LDF with Cardboard Cutouts (LON)
2018 TRANS-FORM by Mint LDF with Cardboard Cutouts Collection (LON)
Partnerships & Awards
2018 June Maison/0 Green Trail Winner CSM LVMH Partnership

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