Dutch Profiles: Ted Noten

Ted Noten talks about his project Haunted by 36 women, a collection of rings, necklaces and brooches inspired by female archetypes like The Girl Next Door, The Femme Fatale, The Fashionista and The Nymphomaniac.
Ted Noten

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.

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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.

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Video credits

  • Commissioning editor: Geert van de Wetering
  • Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen
  • Director: Allard Detiger
  • Camera: Sal Kroonenberg
  • Sound: Steven van Dijk
  • Editing: Niels de Roos
  • Music Sound Design: Pastelle Music
  • Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix
  • Commissioned by DutchDFA

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  • Dutch Profiles

    Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries focusing on well-known icons of Dutch design, such as Rem Koolhaas, Droog, Li Edelkoort, Hella Jongerius, HEMA, and Iris van Herpen.