For Tobias Wistisen designing jewelry is a balancing act pushed to its most extreme limit. Born in Denmark and trained at ESMOD in Paris, he gained his first industry experience
working in the design studio of John Galliano.
His work represents a combination of these two influences, taking the high drama of Parisian Haute couture and the anarchistic approach he developed at Galliano, and then applying it to the
rigorous functionalism and craftsmanship of Scandinavian design. While his background in apparel design enabled Wistisen to develop a keen and unorthodox approach to materials and form, he was
eventually drawn to accessory design because it enabled him to develop a hands on approach to design. All materials are meticulously treated by hand, ensuring that each piece is totally unique and
made to the highest quality. And yet, in spite of all of this detailed precision, his work pursues a rough, aggressive, and worn aesthetic.