Since the launch of TEFAF in 1988, the non-profit organisation has been an international platform for historic and contemporary art, covering centuries of art history over the years. This March, TEFAF Maastricht showcased fourth generation family-run jeweller, Hemmerle, for its 22nd edition. Established in 1893 in Munich, Germany, Hemmerle is renowned for intricate craftsmanship and contemporary designs that are influenced by 20th century German art movements. Each glistening jewel is crafted with elements and stones that are inspired by travels across the world to locations such as India, Japan and Italy. “At our Munich atelier, over generations we have managed to build an ethos where freedom and a belief in pushing boundaries is at the centre of thinking and enquiry,” says Christian Hemmerle, son of founder, Stefan Hemmerle.
Hemmerle earrings, blackened silver, white gold and diamonds, courtesy of Hemmerle
The handcrafted jewellery Hemmerle displayed at this year's TEFAF took its inspiration from artistic revolutions such as the Bauhaus, which redefined fine art and design in the late 19th century and the New Objectivity movement, Neue Sachlichkeit, a reaction against expressionism. Influenced by historically significant art movements like Bauhaus, Neue Sachlichkeit, Minimalism and Abstraction, Hemmerle’s approach became characterised by innovative material combinations alongside its longstanding dedication to craftsmanship and quality. Today, the fourth generation at its helm, Christian and Yasmin Hemmerle, continue to have their imaginations and creativity sparked by art and architecture.
Egyptian-born Yasmin Hemmerle and daughter-in-law to Stefan Hemmerle, says the brand’s fine craftsmanship is inspired by everything from architecture to beautiful scenery. “Design can offer new visions and understanding of what is beauty. We have learnt to take inspiration from everything around us, from nature to contemporary art," says Yasmin. "My father-in-law always taught us to walk through the world with our eyes open. Often inspiration is about how a space, a location, a painting or a flower can make us feel, the vibrations it creates in our senses and how it sparks our imagination and creativity. Design can offer new visions and understanding of what is beauty.”
Jewellery by Hemmerle was on display at TEFAF Maastricht from 16 to 24 March 2019
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