Berlin-based designer Ina Beissner is just like one of your friendliest girlfriends. She creates jewellery with a strong vision of clean elegance with her sharp German craftsman skills.
Photo by Roman Goebel
NAME: Ina Beissner
HOME BASE: Berlin, Germany
HOW DID YOU BECOME A DESIGNER? First I studied fashion design in Berlin. During the preparations for the presentation of my final collection at the fashion academy, I discovered a few corals made of plastic. I was fascinated by the shape and the color, they fit perfectly with the theme of my collection ‚Plastic Paradise’. I had to incorporate them, so I designed a mini collection of jewelry as a supplement to the fashion collection. I combined them with metal chains, plastic threads and sequins. The result was spectacular, so much that my teacher and some jurors had praised the jewelry collection more than the fashion collection. That was the moment when my pasion for jewelry had been fortyfied and I decided to go to Milan to get specialized in jewelry.
WHAT INSPIRE YOU THE MOST / WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION? I get my inspiration from industrial and geometrical shapes and some childhood memories. But also from architecture, art and blogs. I love the aesthetics on www.bespectacular.blogspot.de
CURRUNTLY PLAYING(MUSIC): Overgrown by James Blake
CURRUNTLY OBSESSED: I try not to get obsessed with anything.
DO YOU HAVE A MUSE / STYLE ICON? Not really
FAVORITE SCENT / PARFUME: I found my absolute favorite parfume ECCENTRIC 01 by Eccentric Molecules a couple of years ago, after a long quest.
IF YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A COLOR, WHAT COLOR AND WHY: Maybe yellow- optimistic and energetic, even it is not my color at all!
My favorite color is nude by the way.
THINGS CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Family, friends, earrings and fruits
ONE THING ALWAYS IN YOUR BAG: my sketchbook & my iphone
THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP? To be honest: I check my mails from bed!
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL JEWELRY WHICH WAS PASSED ON FROM YOUR FAMILY OR HAS ANY SPECIAL MEANING TO YOU (LUCKY CHARM ETC)?
My grandmother was very religious. She also had a huge passion for jewelry. After her death, all her grandkids received one of her gold medal pendants with religious images of her little collection. I chose the image of the Virgin of Altagracia, the patron saint of the Dominican Republic, where my mother´s family is from.
THE BEST /HEAVEN SPOT (SECRET ADDRESS) ?
The Restaurant Rafael in Lima / Peru.
The Pillow Book from Peter Greenaway