Xinyi Chen

“Artificial Intelligems” redefining e-waste as gemstone since 2016. The digital world and the physical world collide with Maze, Xinyi Chen’s collection of bold, futuristic choker necklaces in show-stopping colours. Inspired by her mother’s background in computer science, the former Masters student at Central Saint Martin’s combines e-waste sourced from Chinese Recycling Centres with precious stones, and traditional jewellery-making techniques with CAD technology, in hopes of capturing what she describes as “digital spirituality”. Xinyi’s unique design style has recently earned her recognition at Shine 2023, the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s showcase of the most talented emerging artists.