|1963||Born in Stuttgart, Germany|
|1984–1988||Hanau State Academy|
|1992–1997||Metal design, university of applied sciences and arts, Hildesheim|
|1997||Co-founder of the Tagebau Atelier and Gallery Collective in Berlin|
|Since 2004||Own studio and gallery in Berlin|
In 1997 Michaela Binder presented a jewelry collection crafted from silver and interchangeable pieces of colored felt. While gemstones provide the color in other designers’ creations, these pieces are lit up by brightly colored felt: soft and supple, saucy and easily interchanged. In another collection, fluffy mink on rings or silver bangles makes for an unusual visual and tactile experience. All her works are dominated by minimalist shapes such as squares, rectangles and circles made of brushed silver and complemented by floral elements in her more recent work. Michaela Binder, who also creates impressive metal vessels, loves to challenge and overcome traditional ideas associated with jewelry. Examples of her work can be seen in international museums and galleries such as the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.