Annette Lechler
1982–1986studied sculpting, Freie Kunstschule Freiburg
1989–1994studied jewelry, Hochschule für Gestaltung Pforzheim (diploma)
1997 & 1998worked as a teacher, Fachhochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein
1999Hessen State Prize
2010Best of Germany Exhibit Prize, Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Annette Lechler

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.