These Werable Data Objects Visualize the Burden of Urban Pollution

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 31, 2015
References: stefanieposavec & psfk
Designers Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick recently designed a jewelry collection that visualizes the stress of urban pollution on our bodies. The collection is called 'Air Transformed' and it features a series of necklaces and eyeglasses that convey the physical effects of air pollution. While each of the pieces may appear decorative, they are in fact based off of air quality data gathered from Sheffield.

The first portion of the collection is called 'Touching Air' and it features three necklaces that represent a week's worth of air quality data. The tactile necklaces are designed to help the wearer feel the changes in Sheffield's air quality throughout the week. The second portion of the collection is called 'Seeing Air' and it consists of three pairs of eyeglasses that show the varying levels of air population over a number of days. The pollutants cloud the wearer's view and convey the hazy visual effect of urban pollution.