Jewelry designer David Bielander was apprenticed to goldsmith Kurt Degen in Basel, Switzerland between 1989 and 1993. He then worked for jeweler and industrial designer Georg Spreng from 1993 to 1995 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. He pursued further studies for six years under Otto Künzli at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, receiving his masters diploma in 2002. From 2006 to 2010 he served as Artistic Assistant to Professor Daniel Kruger at the Academy of Fine Arts Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany, and then as an external consultant to the jewelry department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam from 2011 to 2013.
Bielander’s jewelry, often depicting ‘common things’, particularly animals, flowers, and even foods, has been a part of both solo and group exhibitions since 1997, and has been featured in many collections, including the Die Neue Sammlung museum in Munich, the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, and the Hiko Mizuno Collection in Tokyo. He has received many prizes for his jewelry, including the Munich Förderpreis in 2009, the Herbert Hofmann Prize in 2010, and the Françoise van den Bosch Price in 2012. He currently lives and works in Munich.