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Jewellery | Circular economy

Carried out at

MA Biodesign

Central Saint Martins

University of the Arts London


Nancy Diniz | Course Leader

MA Biodesign

Carole Collet | Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures 

Alice Taylor | Lecturer of Biology and Living Systems

Shem Johnson | Grow Lab Specialist Technician

Special mentions

Alexandre Capelli | LVMH Group Environment Senior Manager Clara Gomez Castany | LVMH Group Environment


LVMH, Maison/0

Design for Nature


Marthe Frenod


London  —  UK


Oct.  —  Dec. 2020



Partially exhibited at 

IUCN Congress

Marseille  —  France

Sept. 2021

When Jewellery meets Gastronomy.


A collaborative design project with @maisonzero commissioned by @lvmh for the @iucn_congress ‘One Nature, One Future’, 3-11th of September 2021 in Marseille, France.⁠

The Jewellery industry often causes damage, such as land and natural resource degradation by the pollutants released into soils during the extraction of gemstone. To answer this issue and to help restoring biodiversity, this project is based on a restorative and regenerative system thinking to design a new type of sustainable jewellery design. By promoting a bio-circular economy system, the aim of this research is to take benefits of non-edible food waste by upcyling them, while acting for the resilience of natural environments. In this way, the proposed modular jewellery is also biodegradable, recyclable and can be reassembled as a multitude of designs before its biodegradation. Designing with local and seasonal waste then allows to propose an unique jewellery with a natural color-range and a strong identity, according to the period and the place where it is manufactured. ⁠

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The Gourmet Jewellery, Winter Collection.

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Bio-circular system thinking.

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Jewels made of orange peels, chestnut shells, oyster shells, eggshells and natural binders.

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