Christoph Zellweger

Christoph Zellweger is one of the most thought provoking contemporary jewellery designers in Europe.

Christoph Zellweger is one of the most thought provoking contemporary jewellery designers in Europe. Traditionally trained as a goldsmith, he designed fine jewellery for several years in Switzerland before attending the Royal College of Art in London. His approach to design today challenges conventional boundaries and explores unfamiliar territories and thoughts.

Besides running his studio, he lectures and holds a professorial research post at Sheffield Hallam University. He recently directed the Pro Pueblo Sustainable Design project in Ecuador for the University of the Arts in Zurich. His work features in museums in Europe and in North America with accolades such as the Swiss Federal Prize for Design, three times. In 2007 he published his monograph Foreign Bodies, which extends today's definition of body adornment.