The creative adult is the child who has survived
Ursula K. Le Guin
MagmaLaB was born in 2012 from the creative union of two artists, Caterina Martinelli and Gaia Guarnieri.
In 2014 they gave life to the Aquamadre project, aimed at exploring the creative potentials of reclaimed plastic materials, above all polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
In the following years the project consolidated and evolved, focussing on the design and creation of ‘contemporary jewels ‘.
The brand MagmaLab contemporary jewels - different by nature was thus born: handmade contemporary jewels, which are the result of research, testing and unique handcrafting.
We asked ourselves how we would like to present MagmaLaB (which, after all, is us, Gaia and Caterina). And we are strange, ‘different’, someone would say. We make jewels with our hands. And we make them imagining them on other people, because we don’t wear jewels. And we make them with a strange material, a ‘different’ material, someone would say. But we study it, we process it, we transform and evolve it, creating projections of ourselves that become jewels, which tell that, in the end, nothing - or maybe everything - is different. And that’s the beauty of it.
And it’s so natural.
created starting from unusual common materials, which dismantled the concept of ‘precious ‘. Jewels, intended as ornaments that are no longer indissolubly linked to the idea of preciousness and wealth, but rather to emotions, moods, eccentricities and different personalities. If in the past what was made of rare materials was considered precious, today green accessories, being the result of meticulous craftsmanship of materials in excess, which can be recycled with creativity, become precious as well.