Georg Dobler


casts from nature, oxidized silver, and citrines
12 x 6 x 1/2 inches

This necklace by German artist Georg Dobler has been cast in silver from actual twigs he has gathered from nature. Two large, facetted citrines at the front of the work are a bold and opulent contrast to the simple and organic oxidized silver elements that decrease in size, following the logic of a classic string of beads or pearls. This work is an excellent example of the naturalist approach to adornment that Dobler has been recognized for, and which followed his earlier focus on strict, geometric and ‘constructivist’ forms. Georg Dobler trained as a traditional goldsmith, and then completed his master’s degree at the Pforzheim School of Design in Pforzheim, Germany. His work is featured in many major museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, both in New York City, the V&A Museum in London, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.