Selected by WBDM for its international events
Nedda El-Asmar studied jewellery design and silversmithing at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp, and she completed her education at the Royal College of Art in London.
She works for renowned names as Hermès, Puiforcat, Eternum, Gense, Villeroy & Boch, Robbe & Berking, Obumex, Vange, Demeyere and Carl Mertens. Since March 2008, industrial designer Erik indekeu is working with her.
Her designs have earned numerous awards and prizes. She was given the Sterckshofopdracht 1997, an annual assignment by the Silver Museum of Antwerp, and in the same year she won the Henry van de Velde Award for young talent. Nedda was proclaimed Belgian Designer of 2007, and in 2008 she was nominated for the second time for the 'Talents du Luxe'. In January 2009, she received the prestigious bi-annual Flemish Cultural Award for Design 2008.