They’re not interested in ephemeral trends. Contemporary designers primarily cultivate their uniquely personal styles. The sources of inspiration can be nature, as is the case for Stefanie Priessnitz, or else from West Africa can spark the imagination, as they do for Margo Nelisseni. Nicole Walger creates her rings, which have won the German Design Award, by distorting high-karat gold into remarkable shapes. Claudia Geiger’s mutable jewelry thrives on playful sequences and the interplay of various materials. Katrin Ruoffner, who designs for Mille Fiabe, makes miniature stage sets where nature encounters architectonic elements.
Pforzheim, Germany / claudiageiger.de
Veenendaal, Netherlands / margonelissen.nl