A collective of young architects and designers from AlArchitects of Prague have designed a range of jewellery made from recycled medical waste.
Reclaimed infusion lids and lengths of hose are adapted and augmented to create decorative earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
The jewellery will be available to buy at Designblok10 in Prague, which opens tomorrow.
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.
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.
Here's more info from A1 Architects:
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.
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.
Important part of the high quality health care makes with no doubts the atmosphere of the environment within all patients are treated.
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 Unique earrings, bracelets and necklaces were made out of different kinds of infusion lids, outdated infusion hoses etc.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Superstudio, 4th floor, room no. 459a
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)
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