PARIS, November 6, 2010 – More than 200 people packed into an event at the Eiffel Tower on November 5 for the award of the Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur on Paris-based artist-jeweller Lorenz Bäumer.
“I thank you for allowing me to fulfil my dreams each day,” Bäumer told the gathering of jewellers, clients, friends, family and media.
He received the medal from the Comité Colbert, which promotes creativity and innovation by French luxury brands, at a glamorous cocktail-dinner party held on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower.
Bäumer, based on the Place Vendome, the exclusive jewellery quarter near the Opera in central Paris, is increasingly inspired by geometry in his designs.
Some of his pieces, including his celebrated vegetable bracelet, are displayed at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in the Louvre district of Paris.
He creates his pieces from a broad family of themes – gardening, poetry and architecture – and recently has been focusing more on architecture, new technologies and innovative materials.
Around half of Bäumer’s turnover is bespoke business. He sells pieces to high net-worth clients at chic events around the world.
He uses exceptional gemstones, and draws inspiration from technology and materials such as titanium which is a light metal that fits well into his cutting-edge jewellery designs.
Bäumer says his brand is distinctive because it is extremely creative and broad within the family of themes of gardening, poetry and architecture; it breaks the rules, and it is geared towards new technologies.