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Saskia Bostelmann

WHO

Saskia Bostelmann

AREA

Architecture and Design

Saskia Bostelmann is a designer and jewelry designer who is originally from Mexico City. After studying Industrial Design and Jewelry in Mexico, she worked as a designer and museographer at the Tamayo Museum. In that role, Bostelmann focused on interactive exhibitions and a variety of independent projects. During that time, she also started her own jewelry line.

Bostelmann won a Fulbright Grant to complete a master’s degree in Jewelry Design at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States, where she also started teaching. In New York, she worked as a Jewelry Designer for major fashion brands including Kate Spade, Liz Caliborne, Juicy Couture, Mexx, Monet, and Kenneth Cole. She also taught at the JCC Manhattan.

With a scholarship from the Richemont/Creative Academy group, Bostelmann traveled to Milan, where she obtained a master’s degree in Luxury and Design. Afterwards, she worked at Cartier in Paris as a Jewelry Designer.

Throughout her career, Bostelmann has continued to maintain her own independent line of work. Her designs have been published in various jewelry books, and have been exhibited in Mexico, the US, and Europe. Some of these include “The Art of Jewelry Today: Europe,” “The Art of Jewelry Today I,” “The Art of Jewelry Today II,” “1,000 Rings,” “500 Wedding Rings,” “500 Vessels,” “The Art of Jewelry: Wood,” “The Art of Jewelry:Paper,” and the “Eco Design Book.”

When Bostelmann moved to Madrid, she also began to focus on design in higher education. She has collaborated as category consultant with DOMESTIKA, and was the head of IED Madrid’s Master Design Program. Bostelmann has taught and lectured in many institutions, including HEAD Geneve, IBERO, ITESO, and ITESM, among others.

Corporate experience

• Category Expert Consultant, Domestika. Madrid. 2020 – Present

• Designer at Saskia Bostelmann. 2006 – Present

• Designer at Cartier, Paris. 2005

• Jewlery Designer, Kate Spade New York. 2001 – 2004

• Museographer and Exhibition Designer, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico. 1994 – 1997

Academic experience

• Adjunct Professor, IE University. 2022 – Present

• Head of Postgraduate Design Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid. 2012 – 2020

• Design – Transversal Area, Istituto Europeo di Design. Madrid. 2009 – 2012

Academic background

• Master in Design of Luxury Goods, Creative Academy – Richemont Group. 2004 – 2005

• Master of Fine Arts, Metal and Jewlery Arts. Rhode Island School of Design. 1999 – 2001

• Bachelor in Industrial Design. Universidad Nuevo Mundo, Mexico. 1990 – 1995