Karl Fritsch is a German jewelry designer which creates pieces that looks like wearable art. German-born and New Zealand based artist, he is renowned for his iconoclastic reinterpretations of jewellery tradition.
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Nowadays he has his collections at several international museums.
He says: “I´m fascinated by jewellery and by the fact that every person owns and wears ornaments of one kind or another. This universality impresses me and stimulates me to make jewellery which I would like to see people wearing. Those people could be my aunts or anyone else.”
Using precious materials, his forms yet challenge notions of materiality, value and beauty. His highly covetable rings have seen him win numerous awards and become a cult figure in contemporary jewellery.