I am happy to announce the publication of another book I edited, a monograph on the history of one of my all-time favorite jewelers, Werkstatt:Munchen. Founded in Munich by Klaus Lohmeyer 25 years ago, the brand has become synonymous with unparalleled craftsmanship. Everything Werkstatt:Munchen produces is made by hand in a single atelier in Munich. Lohmeyer and his team design and craft every element of the jewelry, including commonly outsourced, prefab elements, such as bracelet and chain closures. It’s rough-hewn yet elegant esthetic reflects that hand-crafted approach.
As part of StyleZeitgeist’s 10th anniversary celebration I decided to open a pop-up shop in New York City. So much of what we do is digital that I thought it’s time we should do something in 3D. The pop-up shop will take place at the new Atelier New York location in Greenwich village and will open this Saturday at noon. I will try to be on site for most of the time, so feel free to stop in and say hi.
Editorial Photoshoot Photographer: Dusan Reljin, Model: Irina Kravchenko @ Women, Hair: Kevin Ryan using Rsession and Unite, Make up: Steven Canavan @ l’Atelier NYC using MAC, Manicure : Kiyo Okada @ Marek&Associates for Dolce & Gabbana Beauty, Stylist: Christine de Lassus @ Art Department, Stylist Assistant: Pedro Rodrigo Gonzalez, Stylist 2nd Assistant: Mamaesa London Wilmot
As holidays approach we wanted to share the things we love that might make good gifts.
Recently I visited the workspace of the German jewelery maker Werkstatt:Munchen. Their studio is located in the center of Munich in the former foundry. Keeping with his label’s ethos of craftsmanship, Klaus Lohmeyer left the raw space intact. Hidden in a courtyard behind closed doors, this hidden gem of industrial space contrasts greatly with its clean-cut surroundings.