Helga Zahn, Necklace, 1959
Die Neue Sammlung ‒ The Design Museum. Permanent loan from the Danner-Stiftung
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum (A. Laurenzo)
HELGA ZAHN. JEWELRY. SINGLE PIECES AND SERIES.Pinakothek der Moderne
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum
She was one of the leading jewelry designers in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s, though she was born in Germany in 1936. It was in 1957 that Helga Zahn left her hometown for buzzing London life, experiencing both the start of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ and the emergence of the ‘Pop Art movement’. She was one of the leading figures of the ‘Studio Jewelry Movement’, a then-pioneering post-war movement which understood jewelry as a new and independent art form in its own right. Conceived by the Neue Sammlung, this exhibition recognizes this near-forgotten jewelry designer for the first time and shows a significant part of her oeuvre.