Design Help by A1 Architects

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Design Help by A1 Architects

A collective of young architects and designers from AlArchitects of Prague have designed a range of jewellery made from recycled medical waste.

Design Help by A1 Architects

Reclaimed infusion lids and lengths of hose are adapted and augmented to create decorative earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

Design Help by A1 Architects

The jewellery will be available to buy at Designblok10 in Prague, which opens tomorrow.

Design Help by A1 Architects

All proceeds from the sale will fund the renovation of the hematology department interior at Královské Vinohrady University Hospital in Prague, designed by A1 Architects.

Design Help by A1 Architects

The Design Help initiative was set up to support and improve hospital environments in the Czech Republic.

The initiative was prompted by some of Design Help's cofounders' experiences as patients of the department.

Design Help by A1 Architects

Here's more info from A1 Architects:


Design Help
For More Amiable Hospitals

The Support for Heamatology Department at Královské Vinohrady University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic

Design Help, the association of young architects and designers from A1 Architects, take aim at supporting and directly improving the hospital environment in Czech Republic.

Design Help by A1 Architects

They are in active cooperation with The Heamatology Department at Královské Vinohrady University Hospital in Prague.

Some of the cofounders have their own experience as patients at this department, that is why they had decided to find new way to improve the treatment from the environment design point of view.

Design Help by A1 Architects

Important part of the high quality health care makes with no doubts the atmosphere of the environment within all patients are treated.

Design Help by A1 Architects

The group has designed original jewellery collection made from recycled safe hospital waste. Unique earrings, bracelets and necklaces were made out of different kinds of infusion lids, outdated infusion hoses etc.

Design Help by A1 Architects

The collection is presented at Designblok10, Prague Design Week,which is one of the main partners and has provided a free space for Design Help.

Design Help by A1 Architects

Proceeds from the charitable sale will be used for Design Help projects in cooperation with Endowment fund Janele, which was found by team of doctors and nurses from the Heamatology Department.

Design Help by A1 Architects

A1 Architects as part of the Design Help team has prepared the project of new interior of the main hall of inpatient department at the heamatology pavilion.

Design Help by A1 Architects

The realisation of new interior arrangement will be financially supported from the charitable sale of Design Help jewellery collection.

Come and support us at Designblok10, Prague Design Week!

5th-10th October
Superstudio, 4th floor, room no. 459a
Bubenská 1
Prague 7
Czech republic

Design Help by A1 Architects

Above: hematology department interior Královské Vinohrady University Hospital, Prague, by A1 Architects

Design Help Team

Lenka Křemenová (A1 Architects)
Marta Maštálková (grafic designer - A1)
David Maštálka (A1 Architects)
Petra Kasová (manager)

the collection 2010 was supported by:

Jana Šprinclová (photography), Iva Němcová (styling), Jana Kozubková (model)

Design Help by A1 Architects

for more information visit:

www.designhelp.cz
www.nadacni-fond-janele.cz
www.a1architects.cz


See also:

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66 Gallery and Botas Concept
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Posted on Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 5:15 pm by Brad Turner. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • dada

    there's NO WAY i'd wear jewelry made from medical recycled equipment!

    • Felix

      This whole project is about refuting the expectation that medical equipment is dirty and functional and showing how it can be beautiful. So congratulations on being too fussy and closed minded to get it.

      Personally I think bravo. Works on several levels. I think the packaging needs more work though. A plastic bag with a cross sticker is not enough.

  • alila

    beautiful jewellery for good purpose…thumbs up!!