The characteristic Hemmerle element of subtle surprise emerged in 2004 in the form of charming, characterful brooches depicting different, lifelike species of mushrooms, exquisitely modelled and capturing earthy woodland tones and textures.
The inspiration for this series came to Stefan Hemmerle while perusing a scientific book with his niece in which he espied a page with mushrooms. Almost without thinking, his pad came out and he commenced sketching.
There is an air of magical realism about the mushrooms, a strange, wild beauty and fairy tale allure that completely wins over those who see them.
Stefan Hemmerle is a born designer, one that lets the inspirational moment dictate the next idea.Janet Zapata, Art Historian