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Mengni Chen

MA work

MA work

Block Earholes

Everything starts from this sentence “Jewellery is an armour.” Amulet jewellery existed in various tribes around the world for a long time. An inside peace is required by everyone in all ages. 

The word “Hole” has an endless space sense for me. Filling and blocking the hole of an object makes me feel satisfied and safe which is a self protective action in my subconsciousness. Packaging materials like ropes, foams, bubble wrap etc on the other hand transform a no shape space into a space with boundary directly. This project imply a relation space being blocked between human body and outside world by using packaging material elements in a playful way to block earholes. 



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Jewellery & Metal, 2017

  • A jewellery designer equipped with both hand making and digital working skills and have a passion to create playful wearable adornments around human body. A previous background of interior and product design impacted me a lot to my jewellery design style.
  • Degrees

  • BA Design, Naba Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti Milano, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Light design work exhibited in shop DUEDIECI during Milan Design week, 2014, Milan, Italy
  • Awards

  • Second Prize, Concorso Quaglia, 2013/ Finallist in Ingle and Rhode Fairtrade Gold Design Awards 2017