Minimalism means limiting things to their actual being and making them visible and tangible as a result.

— Günter Wermekes

Günter Wermekes

The multiple award-winning designer and goldsmith from Kierspe set a new milestone with his Stainless Steel and Brilliant-cut Diamond jewellery collection some 25 years ago: it was the finest jewellery range of its time to consistently unite these two materials and open up an innovative field in the jewellery sector. The successful collection is still available today.

His designs are valued by manufacturers such as BMW, Rodenstock, Niessing and Tecnolumen for which he has designed accessories, glasses, watches and door handles, among other things,

Günter Wermekes also designs prize sculptures and trophies for various institutions, associations and companies. The Red Dot Design Award is one of his most famous works – one of the most sought-after marks of quality in exceptional design. The Red Dot: Best of the Best trophy was designed by Günter Wermekes in 2013 and has been produced at his studio ever since. In 2014 and 2015, he was also a member of the judging panel for the Red Dot Design Award. And the designer from Kierspe will be a member of the panel in 2016 too.

In 2014, Günter Wermekes was one of ten finalists in the competition to design the prize medal for the Tang Prize, the Asian Nobel Prize.

Günter Wermekes is a winner of the Red Dot Design Awards, the North-Rhine Westphalia Design Prize and the Platinum Design of the Year award and has also been presented with the Award for High Quality Design by the ‘Design Zentrum’ North-Rhine Westphalia.

His works can be found in both public and private collections.

Günter Wermekes