|1962||Born in Tokyo|
|1982–1984||Women’s College of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Formative Art Course|
|1989–1992||Studied Jewelry Design at Pforzheim’s School of Design|
|1993||Set up her own studio in Düsseldorf|
|2012 and 2013||Taught Jewelry Metalwork courses at Bunka Gakuen University, Tokyo|
The jewelry created by Kazuko Nishibayashi is characterized by compellingly timeless, clear-cut shapes of sensuous three-dimensionality. Her artistic in-depth involvement with the themes of form and empty space constitutes an essential basis for this Japanese designer, who lives in Germany. It’s only in correlation with interstitial space that forms can be transmuted into designs, she explains. “For me, empty spaces are as important as physical matter,” she says. Many of her sophisticated creations have been folded, bent, looped or cut from one single piece of precious metal. When viewed from different perspectives, her jewelry creations reveal themselves as harmoniously crafted compositions of interstitial space and concrete shape. Kazuko Nishibayashi divides her time between Chiba, Japan and Düsseldorf, Germany.