|1982–1986||studied sculpting, Freie Kunstschule Freiburg|
|1989–1994||studied jewelry, Hochschule für Gestaltung Pforzheim (diploma)|
|1997 & 1998||worked as a teacher, Fachhochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein|
|1999||Hessen State Prize|
|2010||Best of Germany Exhibit Prize, Philadelphia Museum of Art|
The surprisingly multifaceted pieces of jewelry created by Annette Lechler invite the wearer to play around with their forms and structures, thus becoming a co-designer. Inspired by her perceptions of nature, Annette Lechler develops her collections from graphical elements, such as lines, curves and dots. Arranged in strict rhythmical sequences, her creations’ small components – stylized pods, leaves and graphically shaped elements – can be compacted or set in motion by the movements of the wearer’s body. This involves a direct interaction between man and object that revolves around the principles of order and disorder, of revealing and concealing. Annette Lechler’s choice of materials, too, is characterized by remarkable diversity: in addition to precious metals like platinum, gold and silver, she also uses steel, steel silk and PVC.