Häkelstorfer: The Art of Jewellery

You might remember this post, where I shared a bit from one of my visits to Linz again. During my journey I was introduced to the work of a local artisan that my sister had told me about. I was drawn to the designs especially because of the method used, so naturally I wanted to share about her collection along with an interview with the designer herself.

Katrin Eckerstorfer, the Austrian jewellery designer behind the brand Häkelstorfer creates contemporary jewellery and accessories with an artful elegance. The Häkelstorfer brand offers a diverse range of accessories, including unique statement pieces and crochet-like designs with the aesthetic of mixed metals—primary materials used in the line consist of mostly gold and silver yarn, and antique crystals as well as glass, and stone.
Austrian Designers Jewellery - Mode Schmuck
Eckerstorfer’s design technique has the visual of gold and silver chain, yet the pieces are made out of yarn. Häkelstorfer is significantly a play on words, and drafted from the designer’s surname and “Häkeln,” which means crochet in German.

The Linz based designer is entirely self taught and will be working in an upcoming collaboration with acclaimed hair stylist, Mario Krankl. “I get inspired by the major fashion weeks and also from my travels around the world. Last summer I spent it in Thailand where I let myself be influenced from the culture,” Eckerstorfer stated.

Who is the Häkelstorfer customer? The fashionable, hip, and “well-heeled lady,” Eckerstorfer said. But, there’s even more to the collection than artsy necklaces and dazzling bracelets—Häkelstorfer also stocks one-of-a-kind pieces, and headwear accessories, including headbands, and knitted hats for all to enjoy.


Where To Shop:
If you’re in the area make certain to check out the art and design market in Vienna, Feschmarkt from the 15th-17th of November. You can grab winter pieces from the Häkelstorfer collection along with other designers featured.

To view the entire collection or shop Katrin Eckerstorfer’s creations visit www. Häkelstorfer.at

Images: Courtesy of Katrin Eckerstorfer, edited via Ladyofashion.


Getting To Know Katrin Eckerstorfer:

Any advice or words of wisdom for aspiring designers?
“Running your own business means a lot of work and perseverance. You should set clear, achievable goals and then pursue them.”

Regarding her favourite designers and artists ...
In fashion: Alexander McQueen, Giorgio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana
In art: Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Tim Burton


On her favourite creation that she’s designed ...

“I myself prefer the More chain because they still cause confusion to the viewer. From afar it looks solid and metallic, but at closer inspection you will notice that it is soft and light. It is always exciting to see people's reaction.”


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46 comments

  1. francesca r25 October, 2013

    Wowww these jewels are beyond gorgeous! I love them!

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  2. Love the gold and silver intertwined pieces--truly unique gems!
    oxoxox
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful pieces!!!

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  4. Stunning pieces, I do love the knotted necklace..so lovely. Have a gorgeous weekend doll xx

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  5. Janice Lunes25 October, 2013

    Great post Madi :) I always look for unique pieces for my collections and I see enough items that get me interested in more :D



    Just got 2 new
    posts up and can’t wait to see your
    opinion!


    Have a
    great weekend!


    Kisses :)



    Snacks on to go!




    Bento’s and lunch boxes

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  6. How unusual. These designs are so different and I especially like the crochet or knitted effect and the way two colours are used in one piece. I've always been a fan of wearing white gold (or silver) and yellow gold together.
    Have a good weekend!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Very interesting pieces! Thank you for the intro! x


    http://fashionedbylove.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi Madison! The designer is really talented, is incredible is self-taught since the technique is flawless. The earrings are my fav piece. Happy Friday dear, have a lovely weekend ahead! xo

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  9. SO SO SO schöne Teile!!

    LG aus der

    EDELFABRIK
    Chrissie

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  10. Rosalind Jana25 October, 2013

    I always really enjoy the designers you choose to focus on, to introduce and to interview. What an intriguing - and beautiful - approach to the creation of the 'chains'.

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  11. These jewellery looks beyond amazing. Love every single piece. I have never seen gehäkelte (I couldn't resist) jewellery before. Will check them out for sure. Have a happy Friday Madison!!

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  12. I love the crochet design. The prices are very competitive too. Will check them out even more closer to Christmas or probably my birthday. Have a lovely weekend Madison x

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  13. Couture Carrie25 October, 2013

    Incredible pieces!
    Love that knot necklace!


    xoxox,
    CC

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  14. sartorialsidelines25 October, 2013

    This is a really great feature - the method is pretty fascinating and the pieces are very unique.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  15. Erika Sorocco25 October, 2013

    The necklaces are amazing. I love how unique all of the designs are - gorgeous.



    xx

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  16. My jaw dropped a little at the sight of these exquisite pieces, wow, truly stunning, Vienna must have been amazing!

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  17. What beautiful - and unique - pieces! I always love learning about new jewelry lines; when it comes to clothing, my style is quite defined but with jewelry, I'll try anything once. I absolutely love the look of those hanging crystals that run down the model's back in the advertising photo - how stunning!
    xox,
    Cee

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  18. Viktoriya Sener25 October, 2013

    Such a lovely items! Very beautiful!
    kisses)

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  19. What lovely and artful creations! It's awesome how you discovered this fantastic line on your travels. Have a wonderful weekend Madison!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  20. WOW! I totally LOVE their line and their aesthetic! Gosh, that necklace in the first pic is beautiful!

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  21. Her works are so lovely,Am loving every pieces of these jewels.

    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Dressed with soul26 October, 2013

    Liebe Madison, diese Marke kannte ich bisher noch gar nicht, dabei ist die Firma in unserem Nachbarland! Mir gefallen die Sachen sehr gut, besonders die Mützen sind cool. Vielen Dank, dass Du die Marke hier zeigst, das ist ein guter Tipp <3 Hoffentlich ist Dein Wochenende schön!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  23. Loving these jewellery pieces, so beautiful! :)

    Hayfa

    http://www.londonloafers.com

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  24. Glam up your Lifestyle27 October, 2013

    Liebe Madison. Was für schöne und ausgefallen Schmuckstücke, ganz besonders.
    Ich habe bisher noch nie von Hakelsdorfer Schmuck gehört, aber es gefällt mir gut. Danke für das vorstellen. Schönes Wochenende, cls

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  25. Margaret Cruzemark27 October, 2013

    They are so so beautiful.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  26. Stunning jewelry!


    strawberryess.blogspot.se

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  27. I love finding out more about designers from you. These pieces are beautiful. My favourite is the effect of the combination of gold and silver.


    http://tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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  28. pretty jewels!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE


    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  29. Really beautiful pieces! I love that necklace and bracelet at the bottom. So gorgeous!

    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  30. Thank you Roz! Happy to introduce you to this designer. :)

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  31. I'm so pleased that you like the pieces Cee. Yes, there's such an interesting aesthetic to her jewellery. Thanks for reading. x

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  32. Thanks for your comment Laura. I also liked that ad image. :)

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  33. :-) Yes, it is. And, glad that you were able to read the feature. Thanks Sam!

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  34. Yes, lol. I've not seen it this way, but it's out there. I hope your weekend was great! Thanks for your comment Mira! xx

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  35. I agree, I thought they were very cool and unique. x

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  36. Ahh, thanks so much, glad that you liked the feature. I always enjoy coming across emering talent. Thanks!

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  37. Liebe Cla,
    Das ist toll! Ich bin froh, dass diese Art von Schmuck zu Deinem stil passt. Danke für die Kommentar. :-)
    lg,
    Madison xx

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  38. Glad that you liked it as well. Thanks for your comment. /Madison

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  39. Thanks Lilli,
    Wonderful for you to view the feature. I also enjoyed the technique in her works. x

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  40. Happy to introduce you to her work. Enjoy your week.

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  41. Great! Thanks very much for your comment. :)

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  42. Liebe Rena,
    Danke! Ja, absolut, das ist Marke ganz nah bei dir. :-) Es ist ein Vergnügen Sie zu diesem Schmuck und Designer vorstellen.
    Liebe Grüße,
    xx / Madison

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  43. Glad that you liked them too. Thanks Kim.

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  44. SangeetaSharma29 October, 2013

    This is such a great collection of jewelry designed by the great designer katrin Exkerstorter .Thanks for sharing such wonderful jewelry collection.I am very happy to see this unique collection of jewelry.
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