Uli Rapp (1974) received her Master’s degree in jewelry design at the prestigious Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Fascinated by the Elizabethan splendor in dress decoration she translates it into wearable contemporary jewelry. Her collections have developed rapidly in a sophisticated style and use of smart materials - she invented a technique to apply medical plastic between textiles.
Uli’s necklaces, brooches and earrings interpret a love for antique gemstones and pearls contrasting with chunky chains. All pieces are skilfully handmade of screen print on lightweight soft materials. The combination of a contemporary artist’s tools with a hint of past styles makes for scintillating jewelry: conversation pieces for bold wearers like famous Architect Zaha Hadid, Designer Nathalie Rykiel or Boy George.
The Uli Collection is designed and produced in their studio in the heart of Amsterdam. Their production facilities incorporate computers, screen printing and screen workshop as well as different machines to apply the medical material, the metal foils and melt all layers to the final pieces. They work with a small team of highly creative people to create truly different and versatile pieces of body ornaments that look like jewelry but feel so soft, light and comfortable as your favorite loungewear. All pieces are reversible.
Uliʼs pieces are produced by hand and with love by Uli & her team. They are sold at shows and galleries all over the world including Paris, Miami and Dubai, and can be found in permanent collections of international museums and private collectors.