Ted Noten (Swalmen, 1956) is a designer of bags and jewelry. Noten is know for his bags and jewelry made by casting objects in blocks of acrylate. His work has been acquired by Dutch and international museums.Read more about the artist
Jewellery designer Ted Noten loves to cast strange objects in acrylic blocks. A bag with a golden gun, a pendant with a little mouse wearing pearls, or a necklace with a grasshopper, a house fly and some cigarette butts.
Nothing is too crazy for Noten. As long as the designs turn the prevailing expectations of what jewellery is, upside down. His acrylic adventures earned him the title Archaeologist of the Future, and much acclaim in both the design, and the art world.
The work of Noten is loaded with social satire. His beautifully crafted pieces parody greed, mock tradition and ridicule our status-obsessed, celebrity culture.Download teaching materials