MUNICH: When I think about jewellery in summer, the Munich-based jewellery designer Patrik Muff first comes to my mind. He collaborated with the Porcelain Manufacturer Nymphenburg and created a few pendants made out of fine porcelain. The coolness and gloss of the material reminds me of midsummer nights.
Today you are able to win these two beautiful pendants — the fish made of silver by Patrik Muff and the coral made out of porcelain by Nymphenburg. Read the interview and be inspired how to wear your jewellery in summer.
Where do you start? How do you research and get your inspiration to start with a new collection?
It’s not that I am sitting at my desk and thinking of what will I do next. The inspiration comes to me. It may come from the kindergarten of my daughter, from television or a supermarket. Inspiration can be everywhere! Then I start with a new collection without any pressure.
In which way did you experience the difference of materials when you started the cooperation with the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg? Did the material porcelain also give you a direction for the designs, fish and coral?
The white porcelain is an excellent material for jewellery. There are almost no limits. But the color associates strongly with summer, so I came to the idea of treasures of the ocean.
Looking at your different collections, what is your favorite mix?
The mix IS my favorite!
How do you suggest to wear jewellery in summer?
I prefer the more casual look with leather bands, light and easy. Gold is very nice and shiny in summer, too, and lots of colors of course!
What do you think of the combination of different materials, gold & silver?
I like the idea of crisscross-combining, like vintage, heritage, new things, different materials. It’s more individual and personal.
The new shop in Munich reminds me of a cabinet des curieuses and also in your designs I see a story you are telling. How would YOU describe your style / design?
I am only offering different styles and pieces, symbols and ideas, it’s on the owner to tell the story with it.