Reimagine by Kteodesigns
Reimagine by Kteodesigns is a Service that designs Jewellery for mental health and wellbeing. It also provides advice about how to design and think differently when we approach design.
Through experiencing social anxiety Kteodesigns acknowledges the difficulties to connect and start a conversation especially in todays society. Therefore, through Jewellery Kteodesigns has identified how personal jewellery is, and how much notice it gets to start that conversation. Therefore, the jewellery made by Kteodesigns is very different to most as it has this functional interactive feature that creates narrative and meaning. Each piece that is created is dedicated for the user by using the senses such as scent, sight and touch to trigger a memory and start that conversation, be it from the user or another person. Since jewellery is such a personal thing these pieces can be used to ease off anxiety with having a calming scent to relax the user and the sense of touch to aid those fidgety hands.
Kteodesigns started her Journey to “Reimagine” from attending Duncan of Jordonson were she found how jewellery can be seen for more than its appearance. She found that it could have the power to heal. Through her early research and prototyping she began talking to people who experienced anxiety and depression and having that creative drive to help them aid and manage that anxiety through jewellery created a sense of amazement by seeing how much her jewellery helped someone get through a tough time by creating a necklace using lavender and coloured aluminium. To see the smile on someone’s face and being told that it made their day is enough of a reason to keep continuing what I do.