designer melanie nydegger
a fashion stylist for the last ten years and always passionate about jewellery, melanie nydegger finds the inspiration for her collections in greece, a country where she spent part of her childhood.
a trip to one of the cyclades islands allowed her to reconnect with the land of her childhood memories and awake her creativity to design her first line of jewellery.
this eternal dreamer designs and develops her collections in the image of her sensitive, poetic nature, inspired by her love of mediterranean culture. her deep respect for the know-how of jewellery, which has been part of greek custom for thousands of years, nurtured her desire to make it a central part of her work.
melanie nydegger has a curious and instinctive temperament, constantly looking to discover what makes her tick. in love with freedom, she left her native switzerland and settled in paris, where she studied dramatic arts. after performing in front of the camera and on stage, she turned towards fashion looking once more for a new experience. as a self-taught quick learner, she immersed herself in the techniques of jewellery making, and with unbridled enthusiasm learned everything she needed to know from a jeweller and mentor who took her under his wing.
it is by constantly reinventing herself that melanie nydegger finds the grace of her inspiration. reinterpreting the design codes of good luck charms, she has created a breezy collection of jewellery marked by simplicity. with a fierce desire to share her wonderful world of a traveler and to convey the aura of greece, she enthusiastically embarked on this adventure, which she now calls eikosi dyo, meaning “twenty two” in greek, “the day everything changed” for her