Gian Carlo Sandoval-Mazzero is a Costa Rican-born, Italy-educated architect and textile artist with a versatile mind, whose ability for design earned him the BID2010 AWARD for Costa Rica at the 2nd IberoAmerican Design Biennial 2010 in Madrid, Spain in Category, “Fashion, Textiles and Accessories.”
Information, observation and research led him to discover raw materials in unimaginable places: His Saturn collection is made with rescued orthodontic rubber, which he turns into very appealing jewelry.
Saturn gives contemporary jewelry a new dimension: It honors the art of recycling/upcycling by turning discarded material into a design object. Research on the product allowed Gian Carlo a deeper understanding of the characteristics of the rubber material that he uses.
He discovered that the product has a particular Antimicrobial Technology With Silver, which prevents the growth of microbes. At the same time, it does not contain latex, it is resistant to wear and tear, and it comes in a wide range of colors.
characteristics, in addition to the use of stainless steel, silver, crystal and glass, produce innovative hypoallergenic jewels.
More information: http://gotikadesign.blogspot.com
—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation