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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 jewelry industry often causes environmental damage, such as land degradation and the depletion of natural resources, due to the pollutants released into the soil during gemstone extraction. In response to this issue and with the goal of restoring biodiversity, this project is rooted in a restorative and regenerative systems approach aimed at designing a new type of sustainable jewelry. By promoting a bio-circular economy system, the objective of this research is to leverage non-edible food waste through upcycling, thereby contributing to the resilience of natural environments.

In this manner, the proposed modular jewelry is not only biodegradable and recyclable, but it can also be reassembled into a multitude of designs before undergoing biodegradation. Designing with local and seasonal waste enables the creation of unique jewelry pieces with a natural color palette and a distinct identity, reflective of the time and place of their manufacture.

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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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