Nedda El-Asmar

Nedda El-Asmar studied jewellery design and silversmithing at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp and completed her education at the Royal College of Art in London. She works for renowned names as Hermès, Puiforcat, Eternum, Gense, Villeroy & Boch, Robbe & Berking, Demeyere and Carl Mertens. Since March 2008, industrial designer Erik Indekeu is working with her. Her designs have earned numerous awards and prizes. She was given the Sterckshofopdracht 1997, an annual assignment by the Silver Museum of Antwerp, and in the same year she won the Henry van de Velde Award for young talent. Nedda was proclaimed Belgian Designer of 2007. In 2009, she received the prestigious bi-annual Flemish Cultural Award for Design 2008. She has had solo exhibitions in Belgium, France and the UK, and featured in group shows throughout the world. Her objects are in the permanent collection of the Design Museum Ghent and the Silver Museum Sterckshof in Belgium. Since 2007 she has lead the jewelry design and silversmithing department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and has given workshops and public lectures throughout Europe and the Middle-East.