“biophilia“(or love of nature) is the buzzword in the world of design, from architecture to fashion and jewelry design. The events of 2020 have forced human beings to reassess their relationship with open spaces and fully understand the many physical and mental health benefits that nature brings. Did you know that you can significantly reduce your stress levels by simply staying in a green place like a park for just 10 minutes? our senses into beauty, especially our sense of sight, as we gaze at the magnificent animals, plants and flowers that have inspired the world’s greatest jewelry designers since time immemorial Nature has inspired creatives around the world, from photographers to designers. Nature is also a constant source of inspiration for DSCENE as well as our contributors, such as the amazing story of Gus & Lo captured in the wilderness for our issue of ‘love.
How is nature inspiring the jewelry industry sector today and how is sustainability a big part of nature-based design? Read more in DSCENE Magazine’s Fashion Editors Survey:
The link between sustainability and nature in design
Sustainability is a major force in fashion and jewelry design right now, with many designers turning to sustainable manufacturing processes and materials to deliver innovative designs with a far lower carbon footprint than previous collections. . Like Tim Ingle from the jewelry company Ingle & Rhode said, “Jewelry designers are constantly innovating to try to stand out, so I’m not sure the current climate is any different from normal in that regard! Innovation takes many forms, from using unusual materials to using distinctive shapes, forms or colors to create new and unique aesthetics. Personally, I’ve always been attracted to creators who draw inspiration from nature, which is of course a crucial issue in the current climate.“Some innovations in this regard include the use of lab-grown diamonds instead of naturally mined diamonds, the incorporation of pre-loved gemstones into new designs, and the use of recycled metal, plastic, wood and even fabric. .
Breathing Eternal Life into Nature
Some designers create pieces based on natural elements such as leaves, flowers and tree bark. take the mark Floioswho creates his pieces by dipping plants in recycled silver so wearers can take home the beauty of a “real“piece of nature. The money itself has an interesting source: digital scrap, old x-ray photos and other original sources. Each piece comes with an explanation of where the natural component was chosen, so you can choose an item that is somehow connected to a place that has been meaningful to you in your travels or in your imagination. .
The visual beauty of nature finds its way into design
The natural world is full of beautiful colors and structures. Think of the delicate transition from green to purple in a succulent, the mix of yellow and lilac flowers in a field, or the intensity and shape of the sun and moon as they change during the day and of the month, respectively. These and other shapes continue to captivate some of the world’s top designers. Van Cleef & Arpels and Robert Cornerfor example, are respectively fascinated by the world of four-leaf clovers and that of flowers. Tiffany uses color in the form of breathtaking aquamarines, yellow beryls and vivid rubies, obtaining its samples of the electrical life beneath the sea as well as the sunrises and winged creatures that inhabit the skies, including including birds and butterflies. Indeed, butterflies are usually present in the high-end collections of the best brands in the world because of their deep symbolism, which includes transformation, fertility and freedom.
The craze for biophilic design has inhabited the world of jewelry creations as much as that of fashion, architecture and interior design. Sustainability is one of the main ways in which it imposes itself. Many brands are adopting sustainable manufacturing processes and relying on recycled and vintage materials. Finally, the industry is inspired by the ability of natural forms to capture beauty, inspire peace, and make people feel more connected to the great outdoors.
All images by photographer Pablo Rodrigo with Kayla Hansen photographed for DSCENE Beauty – see the full story.