By  on June 25, 2013

From latex to leather to lace, Berlin’s growing accessories market is up for the challenge of providing the finishing fashion touch — whether it’s fierce or fancy. Here’s a look at some of the established and emerging accessory designers who are making their mark in Berlin and beyond, including a couple with new flagships in town.

Svenja John

These days, 3-D printing is all the rage, but the technology is quite familiar for jewelry designer Svenja John, who celebrated her 20th anniversary in business last summer. Her intricate, interlocking works are made from industrial plastic and sell for hundreds to thousands of euros, mostly in and to museums — and can be found at Berlin’s Oona Gallery.

Her 3-D-printed polymer rings are like succulent snowflakes, the bracelets resemble alien licorice. In brooches and bags or necklaces and earrings, clustered linked forms cut from thin Makrofol polycarbonate film seem to cite complex crystals, or otherworldly exoskeletons.

Oona Gallery for Contemporary Jewelry
26 Auguststrasse, 10117 (Mitte)
Tel.: +49-30-2804-5905
Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. and
by appointment.

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