Born and raised in the bavarian capital, Klaus Lohmeyer studied jewellery design in a highly acclaimed german art school with a strong foundation in craftsmanship. After working in the field for a few years, he returned to finish his diploma, becoming a master craftsman – the highest level of distinction a gold and silversmith can reach. Like the name suggests, everything is produced exclusively in the Munich workshop, the Werkstatt, which was opened at a new location in 2007. His pieces are counteracting the recent perception that embellishment is something intrinsically feminine whereas in all cultures throughout history men have worn jewellery as symbols of power, to denote wealth and status or as lucky charms.