Growing up in Vienna, a city with an extraordinary history in art and design, had a great impact on me very early on. Art, architecture and design have been very important to me all my life. In 1999 I came to New York to work in the curatorial department of the Guggenheim Museum.
Continuing to work on my own designs I received my Masters degree in Industrial Design from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2001, and in 2002 I acquired my first US patent for a packaging concept.
One of the most exciting jobs I was lucky to hold was Director of the Design Shop at the Neue Galerie New York, a gem of a Museum devoted to German and Austrian art. I loved the fact that this brought me back to my roots, while living in New York, and being surrounded by the objects I had been admiring all my life. I worked on reproductions including jewelry, tableware, textiles, and objets d’art rendered in crystal, porcelain, silver and other fine materials from the periods of the Biedermeier, Vienna 1900, and the Bauhaus.
Since 2005 I have been working independently in my own studio, where I have been enjoying working on commissions for custom-made pieces, including bathroom murals, personalized tableware, and most recently jewelry such as rings, necklaces, and earrings, all one of a kind and unique pieces.