Published to coincide with the exhibition Myths: Jewels Today – Seen by Stefan Hemmerle at Die Neue Sammlung, the State Museum of Applied Arts and Design in Munich, this cloth bound hardback book comes in a paper-covered clam-shell box. 85 items of jewellery are presented through photographs and additional sketches.
His creative inclinations aim
to capture precious stones and
pearls in terms of their unparalleled
potency, sculptural aura and
A craftsmanship that exhibits utmost sophistication – yet avoiding any ostensible display of virtuosity – as well as radical reduction of form and absolute understatement while emphasising the glittering splendor of precious gemstones – this is what characterises Stefan Hemmerle's work.
To my mind, there's also something sculptural
about jewelry – the third dimension must be
shown to advantage.
This is jewelry that does not look backward
but decisively forward.
Stefan and Sylveli are among the few jewelers working today who elevate their craft to a true level of artistry. Their unmistakable jewelry also reflects a contemporary aesthetic.