Welcome to my Portfolio. My name is Sylvo Richard Schroeder (SRS).
I am a passionate Professional Jewelry and Table Ware Designer with many years of Design and Manufacturing experience.
Design and inspiration
My understanding of designing is pretty much pragmatic whether jewellery or tableware or lifestyle accessories.
It is an ongoing process of small steps, vague sketches developing into something substantial in the form of scale renderings – understanding what my options are and identifying the message to be conveyed.
My personal experience with artists has brought me to sense my environment with analytical eyes besides enjoying a solid design education in Germany.
I have met and worked with well-known artists of different disciplines such as painters, sculptures and media designers over a long period of time – a fruitful experience that allowed me to understand, appreciate and work with the real arts.
I strongly believe in the culmination of music, literature and applied art – all are interactive and manifested themselves in many artists work such as Cellini the greatest Silver/goldsmith ever, Art Noevoue Ikon Rene Lalique, the Art Decor and last not the least the new age Bauhaus concepts. ( Gesamtkunstwerk ). As I have lived for many years in Europe, I utilized the opportunity to study all these art epochs intensively and to understand their sociological-cultural messages.
My curiosity in different cultures obsessed me to continue working in Saudi Arabia where I could absorb mauric history especially in the form of architecture and interiors.
An absolute contrast to Arabic culture was Hong Kong now belonging to China where I spend some time teaching and designing, with its fantastic line up of mystical symbols.
Professional circumstances brought me to India – first as a design and manufacturing consultant and later as a Consultant in setting up training institutes for which I am best known here in India at this point of time.
First and foremost was the tremendous impact of South Indian and Moghul Arts and Architecture – I spend a lot of time admiring these occultic achievements and till today there is an important part of my global inspirations.
My love for Africa with its endless planes – I was born there – concludes my quest to design and visualize lasting products.
Gold/Silver and Gemstones are my main materials with occasional use of a wide range of secondary materials.
Enjoy looking at my work.
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