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Since I started as a designer the main chalenge and item in my work is looking for new concepts and new technical solutions within a contemporary interpretation of traditional values and crafts in combination with expressive and innovative design.


I concipate my jewellery as unique piece, as multiple or for serial manufacturing. Concept is always an important starting point and can go into different fields: New interpretations of the meaning of the jewellery; a technical or constructive approach; critical about materialistic values, or concepts from an associative, annecdotic or humoristic point of view.

General information


Nijmegen (NL) 1953.



Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Arnhem (NL) 1974-1979.


Professional practice

Since 1979 independent designer of jewellery and products.



– 1985/1990 teacher for product design at the HKU, Utrecht (NL).

– 1990/1992 teacher for product design at ARTEZ, Arnhem (NL).

– 1992/2019 professor for product and jewellery design at the University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf (DE).



– Lecturer at different schools, institutes and symposiums in: NL, DE, UK, BE, SK, FIN, PL, PT, ES, JP, USA.

– Jury member for several design contests in: NL, BE, DE, FIN, JP, PL.

– External examiner at Universities in: London (UK), Antwerp (BE), Hasselt (BE), Edinburg (UK), Luzern (CH).

– Programmer of jewellery symposium Haldenhof (DE) 1988 +1993 / Symposium Zimmerhof (DE) 2000 + 2009.



– Solo/group exhibitions for jewellery in: NL, DE, AT, AUS, BE, CH, ES, IT, UK , JP, USA, FR, PL, IRL, PT, CAN, CZE, LT, THA.
– Solo/group exhibitions for product design in: NL, DE, A, USA, JP, IT, B, GB, PL, PT.


Museum collections

Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem (NL), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL), Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst, Den Haag (NL), Coda Museum, Apeldoorn (NL), Museum Booymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL), Haags Gemeente Museum, Den Haag (NL), Glasmuseum, Leerdam (NL), Museum Moderne Kunst, ’s Hertogenbosch (NL), Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL). Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim (DE), Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Köln (DE), Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin (DE), Neue Sammlung, Münich (DE), Pinakotek der Moderne, Münich (DE), Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Hamburg (DE), Angermuseum, Erfurt (DE), Museum for Kunsthandverk, Oslo (NO),  Museum, Trondheim (NO), MIMA, Middlesbrough (UK), Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK), Museum des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal (CAN), Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York (USA).


Gallery Marzee

Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Gallery Ra

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Gallery Agnes Raben

Vorden, The Netherlands


Gallery V&V

Vienna, Austria


Spektrum Gallery

Karlsruhe, Germany


Gallery Reverso

Lisbon, Portugal


Atta Gallery

Bangkok, Thailand


Gallery Deux Poissons

Tokyo, Japan


Gallery Vice Versa

Lausanne, Switserland


Jewellerswerk Gallery

Washington DC, USA