Chilean architect finds the beauty in other people’s garbage.
Marcele Godoy is a Chilean architect who has seen first-hand just how quickly electronics end up on the trash heap, often because there is a newer model, instead of the fact that particular device has outlived its usefulness. Her Elle | e-Waste Jewelery collection transforms objects commonly found in the garbage or on the streets, into eye-catching pieces of jewelry.
I started this project trying to find a new use for these item, rescuing and transforming many of them into an object that can be used in our daily life with a new meaning, now as an ornament and not as a secondary element.
Brightly colored wires, plugs and connections are used to create different necklines, which Godoy hopes to expand on in the future when she explores the duality between functionality and aesthetics. All of her creations also do their part to protect the environment, which goes to show that even the smallest efforts can make a difference.
Images: Marcele Godoy