A native of Germany, Katrin Zimmermann studied and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia before setting up her studio in Harlem. Her approach to design draws on a base that is international, multicultural, and diverse. The focus of her design aesthetic is reduction, with the goal of bringing out singularity through simplicity. Her line of progressive sterling silver and acrylic art jewelry is architectural, minimalist, and modern. Her constant search for technical and design innovation, fusing traditional handcrafting methods with state-of-the-art industrial manufacturing, allows her to bridge the divide between manus and machina, making each crafted piece unique in approach and execution. The founder of Ex Ovo, Zimmermann is a professor at Pratt Institute.