Herman Hermsen: Jewellery, Light & More/ Barbara Maas
The first publication on the Dutch designer Herman Hermsen provides an in-depth survey on the work he has been producing in the past twenty-five years - jewellery and product design, both one-offs and series. His preoccupation with design goes back to the 1970s and is based on re-interpreting what jewellery or product objects mean with each piece he makes: the search for a concentrated, apt, yet playful pictorial language plays a substantial role in the process, ensuring that the quintessence of the concept as developed is really expressed. Herman Hermsen is currently teaching jewellery and product design at Fachhochschule D sseldorf. This exciting book in a Japanese binding boasts numerous fold-out panels to zoom in on this cutting-edge exponent of contemporary jewellery and object design. With highly readable and informative essays by Barbara Maas, art historian (on jewellery), and Peter van Kester (on design). Text in English, Dutch and German.