1957 Born into a family of artists (painter and sculptor) in Munich, Germany.
1977-1979 Studies cabinet-making and wood-carving in a cabinet-making and interior decoration studio in Munich.
1979-1981 Arrival in Paris, working in renowned studios specializing in the art of fine copies of historic and period
furniture and objects.
1981-2009 Founding of the Xylos group, recognized for its sculpture-furnishings, inlayed wall panels and interior decoration.
Creation of pieces of furniture, prestigious installations and fixtures for the lobbies of large company headquarters, executive offices, etc. Sculptural and pictorial creations with complex mechanisms for special-order clients like Cartier, Braun Melsungen (medical firm), the Stuttgart convention and cultural center, Paris city hall and various private collectors
Exhibits and trade fairs in Paris, Munich, Milan, Geneva, Basel, Chicago, Moscow...
Personal creations: Wall décors in natural and tinted exotic wood, precious chests and boxes in marquetry for collectors Fine Art books, elaborate “jewel” boxes and goldsmith works.
1995-2009 Studied fine jewellery-making techniques at the Ecole Boulle (Paris).
Simultaneously working in the studio of the Argentinean goldsmith and jewellery maker Luis Tolnay (Paris).
2006 First jewellery exhibit in the Xylos showroom (Paris).
2007 Permanent exhibit at the Elsa Vanier gallery (Paris)/
2009 Permanent exhibit at the Dagmar Stühler gallery (Berlin, Germany).
2009 December Awarded first prize by the Jury of the “Five Year Wood Anniversary” contest of the Elsa Vanier gallery (Paris).
2010 January Exhibit of jewellery and contemporary goldsmith objects at the German Society for Goldsmith Art (Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau).
2010 July) Exhibit. “Gem Jewels” at the “Pole Bijou” in Baccarat, France.
Multi-designer, international exhibits and the Elsa Vanier gallery.)
2011 March) Permanent exhibit at the Slavik gallery (Vienna, Austria).
2011 March Permanent exhibit at the Mobilia gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)
2011 Sept. Exhibit. ‘Objects of Status, Power and Adornment » in Cambridge at the Mobilia Gallery, Multi-designer, international exhibits.
2012 mars Exhibit. ‘Beau et fort’, bijoux pour l’homme - exhibition collective at the galerie ‘Elsa Vannier’
2012 sept. Exhibit. ‘Les chemins de Martin Spreng’ at the galerie ‘Matières d’Art’