The Belgian artist Salima Thakker illustrates fine and delicate craftsmanship. This is reflected in the beauty, diversity and quality of her creations. By proceeding directly from material, experimenting and making large numbers of samples, Salima has already created several collections of intriguing pieces. Their ingenuity only becoming clear the moment they are worn and follow the movement of body, arm or hand.
The diversity of techniques she uses to translate her ideas, give life to her jewelry. Unit constructions, elemental actions, deforming and distorting are some of her means to add vitality and tension to her work. Where some pieces are tactile and rough, others are dynamic, soft and more approachable.
She has designed collections for the Italian’s foremost exclusive jewellery brand Damiani and Salvini as well as for the Swiss watch brand Alfex SA. She received prestigious awards from the jewellery industry including the Worshipful Goldsmiths‘ Craftmanship & Design Award, Henry Van De Velde Award for Best Product and a finalist place at the International Diamond High Council Award.