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The designer

"Making jewellery was my aptitude since my early childhood"

Despina-Aryiri Manolopoulou

Born in Athens, studied Arts and Crafts in Brighton UK and lives in Cyprus.

The inspiration originates from everything…even if it is unknown in the first place: the great designers of the past, the history and the local tradition, the multiform of the nature, the shape of a tool and an architectural building, the sentiments/feelings provoked by a travel, a story, a memory, a moment of joy or sadness… and it is transformed into colorful pieces of jewellery

"I love intriguing myself and the viewer as well, by creating pieces that are multi-wearable"

The brand

Art is not a thing,
it's a way

DAM Designs was established in 2016.

It’s core is the Upcycled Collection. Cheap, useless plastic bags are transformed, after a certain process, into feathery-like multicolored and multishaped earrings and other body ornaments. Quoting French photographer Garance Dore, ‘Jewellery is a very personal thing. It should tell a story about the person who’s wearing it’, the Upcycled Collection combines one’s  environmental  consciousness with her desire to wear  a unique  handmade accessory with environmental and artistic value.

"Giving life, to lifeless things is remarkable"

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“Giving life, to lifeless things is remarkable”

– Despina-Aryiri Manolopoulou