Michal Lando began her path as a jewelry artist after discovering a piece of nylon mesh. She simply couldn't get enough of the material, which is sensuous and bold yet incredibly light. Lando enjoys the combination of volume and weightlessness, which offers endless opportunities for new designs.
Traditionally, nylon mesh was used as a structure in the formation of hats, but Lando transforms the material into an object of design in itself. Lando enjoys the tension between the very soft and supple nylon and the hardness of metal, usually silver, and uses that tension to create architectural yet sensuous jewelry.
Lando started out her professional life as a writer, earning her MFA in poetry at The New School. She sees her transition into jewelry, which she studied at the 92nd St. Y with renowned jeweler Klaus Burgel, as a continuation of her previous work. Poem, after all, means "a made thing." Today she makes poems out of tactile material.
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