Annelies Planteijdt’s jewellery investigates the ideas and aesthetics of floor plans and maps. Composed of gold and other precious metals, some coloured with pigment, others hung with pearls or glass beads, her necklaces reflect her thinking. Designed to be experienced both on and off the body, they represent two fundamental elements which inform her practice: time and space. Unworn, they are geometric, structured, two-dimensional – ‘jewellery for the mind’ – but on the body the map disappears and they become more three-dimensional, arranging themselves naturally on the wearer, the structure becoming all but invisible.
Born in Rotterdam in 1956, Annelies studied at Schoonhoven technical school and then the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam under Onno Boekhoudt. Annelies has received many awards, including the Marzee Prize in 2004, and her work is held in public collections including the Marzee Collection, CODA Apeldoorn, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, the RCA Collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Helen Williams Drutt Collection in the US.