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Pico Design crafts heirloom jewelry with an architecture bent

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Pico Design crafts heirloom jewelry with an architecture bent

Seriously, does it get any better than this? Pico Design shrinks architecture into one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces made with high-quality materials. Guggenheim Rotunda? Covered. Joinery earrings? The Brooklyn studio sells them in sets of four. You can buy these and other contemporary heirloom jewels such as earrings, bracelets, bangles and pendants, which either mimic shapes or feature materials common in architecture, in less than two weeks at this year's BKLYN Designs furniture festival in Greenpoint.

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"I believe that no matter how small, all the choices we make are design decisions," writes Andrea Panico, founder and creative director of Pico Design. "Pico, short for the Italian word "piccola" celebrates the little things and the big impact they have in our homes, on our bodies and in our lives."

The industrial designer has a varied but simple and quality material palette that includes brass, wood, and various other metals. Her focus is to create pieces that offer customers a chance to express their creativity and individuality, while making a statement at the same time. And of course, her work is inspired by geometry, materials and even techniques used in architecture.

Pico Design's Joinery Earrings, for example, come in a set of four, and represent Dado, Rabbet, Tongue/Groove and Miter joinery techniques typically used when crafting wood. Made with matte silver, these sterling minis make a great conversation starter for the astute observer. The Archillina Chain Bracelet is another favorite -- inspired by architect Lina Bo Burdi, this brass and silver piece is anchored on a silver rolo chain bracelet and linked with a toggle clasp. Head on down to BKLYN Designs for a peak between the 8th and 10th of May in Greenpoint.

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