Gerd Rothmann
German, born 1941
Selected exhibitions
2017
Ornamentum at Design Miami/ Basel 2017,
Ornamentum
2016
Ornamentum at Design Miami/ Basel 2016,
Ornamentum
Ornamentum at Design Miami/ 2016,
Ornamentum

Since he began designing jewelry over 40 years ago, goldsmith Gerd Rothman has incorporated cast parts of the human body into his practice. His tactile pieces are custom-made and individualized to a hyper-specific part of his client’s body: ear cuffs appear to melt into cartilage cavities, and knuckle wrinkles get absorbed into the design of a ring. Even when not meant to be worn, Rothman’s pieces are biomorphic, like small sculptures made from the casting of a heel. His metals appear warmed by the wearer, as if they’ve been softened to fit the body.

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