Beads&Pieces, a Design with Conscience project, is a four-piece ceramic collection designed by Hella Jongerius. The collection is handcrafted by artisans located in the primary coca leaf-growing region of Peru. With the help of Aid to Artisans, a non-profit organization that provides practical assistance to artisans worldwide, Artecnica offers an alternative economic reality to the people of this dangerous and oppressed area. With its black ceramic bodies embellished with delicate pink beading, Beads & Pieces is classic Jongerius. Ceramic floral bouquets and wooden beads add to the artful juxtaposition of elements. Beads&Pieces hand-crafted and socially responsible origins are apparent in its design. The ceramists workmanship is seen in the graceful curves executed in black ceramic, a traditional Peruvian pottery technique. Motifs from the indigenous Shipibo tribe were also incorporated into the beading. And the heart? It stands for the love we have for this project.