Kim Buck, born 1957, jeweler. He completed his jeweler’s apprenticeship with Gilbert Pretzmann in 1982 and graduated from the Danish College of Jewelry and Silversmithing in 1985. Since 1990, he has his own studio and gallery in Copenhagen, working next to jewelry with product design for different companies. Many of his products are exhibited or on sale in leading design museums around the world, among others the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as galleries among the world, including Denmark, Sweden, England, Finland, Norway and Switzerland. Kim Buck has participated in many group exhibitions, and his works are among the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Danish Museum of Design, Copenhagen; Danish Art Foundation. Kim Buck has received a number of awards as a result of his work, including Saint Love Award (Copenhagen Goldsmith), Grant Danish Crafts, Danish Art Foundation lifelong grant. Latest, he received the important international Red Dot Design Award 2008.
As a jeweler, Kim Buck does not merely concentrate on making elegant objects, the main issue about his work is what is contemporary. His inspiration comes from his daily life, work, surrounding and the present political and religious situation where he lives his life. He is passionate about the interplay between personality and design, between the wearer and the object. This gives his pieces a strong sense of being alive. They are inanimate objects that transform into something more lifelike when they are worn. In essence, jewelry differs from other art forms, in that the wearer has a participatory relationship with the piece.