Biography

Oct. 1941 Both born in Hildesheim
1958-62 Apprenticeships as silversmiths and goldsmiths
1963-66 Sojourns in Norway and France
Since 1970 Active as freelancers residing in Hildesheim
1972 Supportive prize of the State of Lower Saxony
1974 State prize of the State of Hesse
1978 State prize of the State of Lower Saxony
1986 Developed the “PALLADIO” cutlery series for Wilkens + Söhne, Bremen
1992 Design Plus award for “PALLADIO” cutlery from Council for Form-Giving, Frankfurt am Main,
1992 “PALLADIO” cutlery accepted into the design selection of Design Centre, Stuttgart
1993 red dot award for high-quality design conferred on “PALLADIO” cutlery by Essen Design Centre
1994 Created large, hollow, cast-silver objects in African casting techniques
1994 Workshop, African casting techniques, Escola Massana, Barcelona
1997 Developed the “PASSIONE” cutlery series
1998 Developed “Cutlery 2000” for Wilkens + Söhne, Bremen
1999 red dot award for high-quality design conferred on “PASSIONE” cutlery by Essen Design Centre
1999 Developed the “CLASSICO” cutlery series for Wilkens + Söhne, Bremen
2000 red dot award for high-quality design conferred on “FAST NICHTS” hoop necklace by Essen Design Centre
2000 “NUR BLECH” bracelet included in Essen Design Centre’s “best of selection”
2001 red dot award for highest-quality design conferred on “SPIRALE” bracelet by Essen Design Centre
2002 red dot award for high-quality design conferred on “AUS DEM KREIS” earrings by Essen Design Centre
2000-02 Developed “TWIN SELECT” kitchen gadgets for Zwilling J. A. Henckels, Solingen
2002 red dot award for high-quality design conferred on “TWIN SELECT” kitchen gadgets by Essen Design Centre
2003 Bavarian State Prize, Munich
2003 Grassi Prize, GRASSI Museum für angewandte Kunst, Leipzig
2004 Schoonhoven Zilver Award, eervolle vermelding, Schoonhoven, Netherlands
2004 iF Design Award for “TWIN SELECT” set of mincing knives, Hanover
2004 iF Design Award for “TWIN SELECT” garlic press, Hanover
2005 iF Design Award for “IN DEM KREIS” earrings, Hanover
2006 Hessian State Prize, Frankfurt
2006 Justus Brinckmann Prize, Hamburg
2006, 07, 08 Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2009 Schmuck 2009: Special jewellery show: at 61st International Trade Fair, Munich
2009 European Prize for Applied Arts, Wcc - BF, Mons, Belgium
2009 VOLLE KANNE, Mainfränkisches Museum, Würzburg
2010 DIFFERENT FROM exhibition in cooperation with Prof. Florian Hufnagl, Neues Museum, Nuremberg
Cooperation between Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum (Munich) and Neues Museum – Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design (Nuremberg)
2010 DIFFERENT FROM exhibition, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau
2010 GOLD + SILBER PUR exhibition, GRASSI Museum für angewandte Kunst, Leipzig
2010 Winner in category of “modern jewellery art”, Art Aurea
2011 Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, Saatchi Gallery, London
2011 Winner in category of “modern jewellery art”, Art Aurea
2012 Winner in category of “modern jewellery art”, Art Aurea
2012 Exhibition at the KUNSTBÜRO reillplast, Munich
2012 DER SILBERBECHER, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich
2013 MI PIEGO MA NON MI SPEZZO, exhibition of works by Issey Miyake and Ulla + Martin Kaufmann, curated by Dr. Ellen Maurer-Zilioli and Michele Venturi, Spazio Bernadelli, Mantua
2013 Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2013, Guest Country Pavilion Germany, Cheongju
2014 Exempla 2014, IHM, Munich
2014 DIALOGUE WITH NATURE Competition, Schwäbisch Gmünd
2014 CRAFTS. COLLECTION.NIEDERSACHSEN. Hanover
2014 Rock crystal cross, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Hildesheim
2015 Essen Design Center, "TIRA" bracelet, Red Dot Award 2015 "Best of the Best"