Karla Olšáková is a Czech jewellery designer. She is enjoying focusing on the architectural quality of her jewellery pieces. She usually expresses herself by means of geometric language combining kinetic variability and architectural principles.
Clean, discreet and refined, the core of her work is to explore the intimate poetry of jewellery. The range of materials comprises wood, veneer, rubber and concrete; hence she finds the very strong expressive potential in these materials.
She studied K.O.V. studio (headed by Eva Eisler) at UMPRUM in Prague, where she successfully graduated in 2011. After that she set up her jewellery label “Karla”, she has gained success with her bespoke jewellery pieces, collections and limited jewellery editions.
Karla was awarded the Marzee Graduate Prize 2011 by the Marzee Gallery in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her collection was also chosen for Schmuck 2012, 2015 and 2017 an international contemporary jewellery show in Munich, and for LOOT, an annual exhibition of contemporary jewellery hosted by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
Some of her bespoke jewellery pieces are in private collections in Vienna, Hamburg, New York, Bratislava and in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.