Laia Varela gave a 3 week jewelry course in Tumo Studios in Yerevan (Armenia) in June 2018. The aim of the course was looking at the Soviet Architecture of the city as a possible jewelry piece.
From this workshop, they decided to create 2 different designs for their online shops: one inspired by the Rossiya Cinema building and a ring set inspired by the Ararat Mountains.
WHAT IS TUMO STUDIOS?
TUMO STUDIOS COMBINES TRADITIONAL METHODS AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGN IN THE CREATION OF ANALOG PRODUCTS – BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT YOU CAN TOUCH, WEAR, TASTE AND SMELL.
IT IS A NONPROFIT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM GEARED TOWARDS UNIVERSITY AGE STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.
Their aim is to cultivate a new generation of Armenian artisans and designers, who raise the quality of locally produced goods and make them competitive globally. They connect local students and young professionals with international designers through ateliers (educational workshops), where they create innovative products in fashion, jewelry, embroidery, pottery, printing, product design and the culinary arts.