CASTING FROM THE CITY
METAL rings | Why they are so amazing?
In creating METAL collection rings, the artist use new technique in her creation process. She collected pieces of reinforcement and metal, fragments (From crumbling buildings, their ruins and waste) on the streets and documented the transformation of the city in order to find out and discover the architectural core of the city, which she later called the naked city. By giving up the usual materials in her work, such as concrete, the designer in this collection tried to look at the anatomical composition of the city as an organism, to reflect on the city in a philosophical, usually invisible sense - what lies behind the city’s visuals. This collection "rings" was found on the streets during 2020-2021. The designer cast the city details in the jewellery form and made the anatomical city wearable.
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CELSIUS 273 - ARTIST DEDICATED CREATIVITY TO THE CITY
My name is Gerda Liu. I'm designer and artist. I grew up in Lithuania, Eastern Europe. My world was fullfiled with brutalist horizons and grey sky. Now, I'm CELSIUS 273 and invite you to find the piece of my city perception.
CELSIUS 273 is awarded GOOD DESIGN award 2018 and 2020, GIT'S World Jewelry Design Award 2020, DFA Design for Asia and A' Design award silver. I had exhibitions in Paris, Budapest, Riga, Tokyo, Sarajevo and etc. My works was exhibited in Sarajevo Modern Art Museum, Kaunas City Museum, Lithuanian Museum of Applied Arts and design. As well I created jewelry with Church motives for Pope Francis and his delegation in 2018. CELSIUS 273 created special jewelry collections for Lithuanian Modern Art Museum (MO museum), Kaunas European Capital of culture 2022 and etc.
Gerda Liudvinaviciute - CELSIUS 273
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BRUT_LIST | ODE TO THE EASTERN EUROPEAN BLOCK HOUSES
My latest concrete jewelry collection inspired by the Eastern European block houses about individuality and commonality.
This collection is a grotesque story about our home and ourselves. About the loneliness in the crowd, the relentless, involuntary desire to belong, about differences and our similarities. Collection as if creating a space in which we choose (?) to be, although we do not always acknowledge this.
The collection echoes the motifs of apartment buildings that blend in the apocalypse scenario with the person and change us. An apartment building in Eastern Europe is an iconic, controversial symbol of modern life that can name our states, aspirations, and fears and at the same time protect us from ourselves.
Collection won National Design prize GOOD DESIGN I place and GIT's World Jewelry Design Award 2020 | II place.
BRUT_LIST | Ode to the Eastern European blocks
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Concrete jewelry collection inspired by Kaunas city interwar modernist architecture
THE CONCRETE CITY | KAUNAS Invites you to take a fresh look at Kaunas architecture and discover connections with yourself, to sense the impetus of the city, feel the synthesis of space and human experiences brought together in details. How did perception of the city develop? What is the meaning of the modernism today? Multifarious identity constantly inspires us to see things in different roles. This collection shapes a room for thoughts, where the human, the nationality, and the history merge.Once it was prophesied the great glory for Kaunas and Laisvės alėja (Liberty Boulevard) was compared to Hollywood. There are lots of stories but the truth is, that Kaunas today can be proud of its unique identity – modern architecture of the interwar. It is a sign, that Europe starts in Kaunas…
Concrete jewelry collection inspired by Tokyo metabolist architecture
Concrete jewelry collection inspired by Tokyo metabolist architecture was created for DESIGNART Tokyo festival in Japan. Collection exhibited in Tokyo and Lithuania.
This collection aim is to draw attention to motifs of buildings that change architectural form and acquire different meanings. The collection beckons to experience the primal frame of reference, where simple urban motifs and shapes turn into utopian and realistic urban components able to unfold in the context of the transformation of the city.
Collection won DFA Design for Asia awards (Merit prize)
CELSIUS 273 collection for MO MUSEUM
Lithuanian Modern Art Museum (MO museum) asked me to create special collection for museum. I created RED DOTS collection inspired by art feeling. When you see something special, you can feel a dot, focus on it. RED DOT on concrete jewelry symbolise the feeling of MO.
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INSIDE THE CITY
INSIDE THE CITY collection inspired our brutalist world. It's my first statement collection made from concrete. Find it here and enjoy simple shapes and lines.
FIND SOME NATURE IN THIS BRUTALIST WORLD
WHEN NATURE MEETS URBAN
Concrete jewelry collection with natural moss. Inspired by connections between nature and the city I created eco concrete collection with green details - moss. Impregnated natural moss is alive but we don't need to make anything with it. Just wear it.
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