ReSHAPE is the name of a partnership that arises at a time when the World should prioritise more and more the promotion of new policies associated with sustainability. Thus, MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) and AORP (Association of Jewellery and Watches of Portugal) invited six brands, including Ana Bragança Jewellery, to create new, disruptive collections, where the incorporation of reused and recycled materials is highly encouraged.
The aim is, through jewellery, to remember and promote the fight against waste and reinvention of the Present.
Contemporaneity, Architecture and Geometry are the three omnipresent features in the collections of Ana Bragança, an architect graduated from Faup (Porto) and Bartlett (London), who discovered in 2012 the universe of Jewellery - the art that truly complements her and to which the designer has been dedicated to full-time since 2015. However, architecture is still present in her work and the mini-collection developed for the ReShape partnership is no exception!
To this end, Ana Bragança established a partnership with “Atelier Circonflexe”, an Architecture office where the associates are former co-workers of the jeweller. Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, this office is lead by two women for whom Ana Bragança has a special appreciation for knowing that they always face the issues related to Sustainable Architecture in an extremely professional way, notably by constantly carefully and seriously choosing both the materials and the construction methods used.
Rosine Lacaze and Marie-Aude Papin: architects from the office "Atelier Circonflexe" || Image Credits: "Atelier Circonflexe" ++++++ Model of the “Atelier Circonflexe”, which was going to be destroyed, and from which Ana Bragança used some parts to make jewellery pieces || Image Credits: Ana Bragança Jewellery
To the architecture office old models, made of foam boards - objects that were no longer useful and were going to be discarded - Ana Bragança added some structures made of a noble material, structures that recall sections or facades of imaginary architectural projects which are inhabited by characters and/or trees made of Sterling Silver.
In this way, with the mini-collection “New Home” , Ana Bragança managed to give a new use to the architecture office “trash” and, in a way, managed to redefine the preciousness of obsolete models.
The inauguration will take place on November 23, 2021, at Maat (Avenida Brasília), where the pieces will be on display and for sale to the public.