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On behalf of CELSIUS 273, designer Gerda Liudvinavičiūtė mainly researches architecture and the city, space, as the process’s connections with society and individuals. The main form of the author’s work is jewelry. It currently has as many as three concrete jewelry collections, which are inspired by the National and International Design Awards for architectural trends and already awards.

The two latest collections, inspired by Eastern European apartment buildings and Japanese metabolism, won 4th place (MERIT) in the DFA DESIGN FOR ASIA 2020 competition.

“The jewelry was actually sent to the Hong Kong Design Center because there had to be an exhibition there. It is gratifying that these two collections, which have joined together here at the DFA Awards, have won the National Good Design Awards. The collection near Kaunas in 2018 was ripped 3rd place in fashion accessories, and this year Japanese Metabolism won 1st place in fashion accessories. It is good to see the mix of Kaunas and Japanese thoughts together, as if in a community… I have already exhibited such a joint collection of two in Japan, at the DesignArt festival, and at the Kaunas City Museum. I hope that the projects will not stop, ”says the jeweler Gerda Liudinavičiūtė.

A little about the author’s collection “Metabolism”.

It is a search for architectural connections between utopia and reality, an interpretation of the interaction between the city and man, which aims to create flexible, changing parts of municipalities that can grow, change and die without disrupting the basic organism, the city, and adapting to societal needs. Once metabolists created cities that adapt to human needs, today CELSIUS 273 (designer Gerda Liudvinavičiūtė) has created a jewelry collection based on the principles of metabolism, in which the exact details of the city adapt to the body, but retain the exact architectural form of the city.

Metabolism was born after World War II, when a number of Japanese cities, including Tokyo, were bombed. The broken identity of the city cried out for a fresh attitude, and the uncertainty, in the subconscious of the people, sowed ideas that the city must be changing and adaptable to the needs of society. Metabolists have proposed the urban phenomenon of the future, trying to combine the constant urban transformation, evolving technologies, and the basic principles of Buddhism. This architectural movement changed the history and perception of the city.

METABOLISM The goal of BETWEEN UTOPIA AND REALITY is to draw attention to the leitmotifs of buildings, which change the architectural form and take on a different meaning, turning into jewelry objects. The collection invites you to experience the primordial points of reference of metabolism, where simple urban motifs and forms turn into utopian or real urban components capable of unfolding in the context of urban transformation, and the city can indirectly influence man and his perception of the city.

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