Amsterdam Dresses Up

We’d like to share some pictures of Liesbet Bussche’s graduation project at the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. The Belgian jewelry designer has transformed objects that all belong to the regular inventory of Dutch public space into recognizable pieces of blown-up jewelry.

The collection that decorates the streets in Amsterdam consists of a concrete ball changed into a black-pearl earring complete with butterfly back, a necklace from construction-site rubble, and a woven red and white warning tape belt. To me the most interesting pieces in the series are the pendants attached to the heavy metal chain saying ‘Huis’, and the button pin attached to a traffic sign. Check the whole collection on Liesbet Bussche’s webpage.