You sit at your computer all day long. You know the feel of every key, the tone of every click, and the color of every desktop icon by memory. A computer might mean work to you, but look at it through the transparent and super-light material of Italian designer Paola Mirai’s bracelets and what you’ll see is an iconic object of beauty.
A former art director in Milan, Paola Mirai recycles used and discarded pieces of technology, from inkjet cartridges, to the bottom layer of a Mac keyboard, to create bracelets, rings and other jewelry. The computer components are suspended in a transparent material, orotrasparente, developed by the designer. The results range from the bold and graphic, such as a bracelet that warns “Don’t touch!” to the ornamental byzantine lines of a keyboard bracelet. Since the pieces are handmade by Paola in Milan from distinctive and sometimes rare computer parts, each is a unique one off creation. It’s a great way to take a new, more poetic look at the computer most of us take for granted.
€ 151.00 – 208.00 | Want it? Grab it!