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MIKO+ jewelry, designed by Ewa Dulcet and Martyna Świerczyńska, graduates of School of Form in Poznań, has been awarded the Progress Prize at the Global Grad Show in Dubai. The Show is a part of the prestigious Dubai Design Week, where 200 projects submitted by design schools and colleges from 43 countries competed for the main prize.

MIKO + Jewelry

The project has been designed around the constructs of an able and disabled body and the mechanisms of exclusion that people with various impairments face daily. MIKO + is a set of jewelry designed to be worn on the wrist, i.e. a joint in human body that is especially vulnerable to injuries due to manual work. Many people suffer from injuries or medical conditions, such as carpal tunnel, that require wrist braces. However, patients often refuse to wear splints, because it is a visible sign of their impairment. Miko+ answers the need of these patients as it combines modern design with medical functionality. The jewelry was designed in collaboration with a physiotherapist to help with the most common wrist injuries. All pieces have been produced using traditional goldsmithing techniques. The jewelry not only hides its medical function, but most of all it provides a stylish accessory and makes the user feel more elegant and attractive.

Four graduates of School of Form were invited to participate in the Global Grad Show:

  • Martyna Świerczyńska and Ewa Dulcet - MIKO+ project (domestic design)
  • Oliwia Przybyła - Inclusive Car Interface (communication design)
  • Olga Synyakevych - upper limb prosthetic socket (industrial design).

Global Grad Show -  November 14 - 17, 2017.

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Thesis Advisors

  • design: Paweł Grobelny, M.A.
  • expert phistiotherapist: Doctor Marta Jokiel
  • humanities: Ewa Klekot, Ph.D.,  Professor Norbert Leśniewski

Materials

  • rose-gold plated brass
  • mineral-acrylic composite

Global Grad Show

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The Global Grad Show is an exhibition of original and innovative works of students from the leading design schools and colleges from around the world. It is one of the events of the Dubai Design Week that has been taking place every November, since 2015. Within two years of the very first show, the Global Grad Show has become the largest design festival promoting up and coming designers. The 2017 edition of the show presented 200 graduate projects grouped under the themes of Connect, Empower and Sustain, submitted by 92 design schools and colleges, from 43 countries on 6 continents.

Dubai Design Week

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Dubai Design Week was established in 2015. It is both regional and international in scope and it encompasses public and private sectors, culture, education and entertainment, and spans multiple disciplines, ranging from graphic and product design to architecture and industrial design. The aim of the event is to contribute to the discussion, understanding and future of design and potential applications in the region and around the world.

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