Lena Kris is a contemporary jewellery brand, founded by Lena Grabher, based in Vienna, Austria. Driven by an urge to discover and explore, Lena combines traditional techniques with contemporary processes. Every piece is richly crafted by hand, using high-quality materials and recycled metals only.
Jewellery as a traditional means of adornment becomes part of our physical appearance, and therefore a medium to explore and express our identity. Lena uses jewellery to create a symbiotic relationship between the body and its environment. Lena started her education in classical goldsmithing techniques in Vienna and completed her apprenticeship examination as a Jeweler in 2010.
Lena then moved to Florence, Italy, where she studied at the renowed school ALCHIMIA (contemporary school of jewellery and design) to receive her BFA in 2013. Thus, she completed her MFA studies in Metals in May 2015 at the State University of New York in New Paltz. Since then she has exhibited her work in places such as Munich, Amsterdam, Florence, New York, Boston or Beijing and many more. Lenas unique designs and conceptual approach in jewellery have been awarded with the prestigious ›Eligius Award 2016‹.