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Cristina Celestino Designs the Bangle Collection for Budri

11.26.19 | By
Cristina Celestino Designs the Bangle Collection for Budri
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Cristina Celestino has designed the Bangle Collection for Italian haute couture atelier Budri, known for their work with marble and semiprecious stones. The series consists of vases, jewelry boxes, and a tray, inspired by d’antan jewelry – particularly bakelite bracelets. The artificial resin, an innovative material discovered in the early 1900s, made it possible to create jewelry with carvings and inclusions in a variety of bright colors. Bakelite also frequently mimicked precious materials such as marble, ivory, and tortoiseshell.

Photo: Lorenzo Chiccoli

For the Bangle Collection, Celestino designed six vases using stacks of over-scaled bakelite-inspired “bracelets”. She alternated veined materials with solid marbles to create a color block effect, and then added in semi-transparent onyx. The line beautifully combines fine materials through the use of high technology and skilled craftsmanship.

Photo: Lorenzo Chiccoli

Photo: Lorenzo Chiccoli

Photo: Budri

Photo: Budri

Photo: Budri

Photo: Budri

Photo: Budri

Photo: Budri

Photo: Lorenzo Chiccoli

Photo: Lorenzo Chiccoli

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.