|1983||Born in Filderstadt|
|2005–2010||Bachelor of Arts, School of Design of Pforzheim’s University|
|2008–2011||Working for the Juni design studio|
|Since 2009||Freelance jewelry designer|
|Since 2012||Working for the Niessing shop in Munich|
The works created by Johanna Otto are well-thought-out and testify to a high standard in terms of craftsmanship. Her Blatt-Art (Petal Art) collection comprises abstract, flat elements combined to create floral forms. They are made of gold, silver or stainless steel and some of them have also been crowned with a diamond that is reminiscent of a dewdrop on a petal. In March 2013, Johanna Otto was honored with the Red Dot Award for the unusual aura of her pieces, a result of their uniting both an architectural and a floral forms. Her Mico collection symbolizes the numerous glamorous phenomena displayed by nature: a glistening surface of water, a dragonfly’s shimmering wings, or a blanket of snow scintillating in the sunlight. “I want to wed glamour to sleekness in my jewelry,” she explains. The combination of architectural clarity and sensuous playfulness, alongside the comfortable wearability of her pieces, appeals even to a more classically oriented clientele.