Ted Noten was born in Tegelen, The Netherlands, in 1956. Before starting his designer career, he explored various jobs, such as bricklaying and nursing, before applying to the Academy for Applied Arts in Maastricht in 1983 and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 1986. Ted's career as a jewellery maker began in 1990 and has included many group exhibitions in museums and galleries as well as one-man shows in Amsterdam, Geneva, Munich, Tokyo, Berlin, Maastricht, Rotterdam, New York, Stockholm and Venice. Since 2005, he has created unique, often controversial designs in his Amsterdam-based studio Atelier Ted Noten, extending his exclusive jewellery creations towards (interior) design projects, installations and commissions for both private collectors, cultural organisations, and art institutions. Ted Noten is member of "the Haunting Dogs full of Grace", famous for their unusual projects and avantgarde statements. He holds a Senior International Research Fellow position at the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University in England. His works are part of numerous public collections such as the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the F.N.A.C. - Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, SM-s Museum for Modern Art at s'Hertogenbosch, the Royal College of Art in London, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Montreal, and may others.