Kinraden – About the Designer
Sarah Müllertz is the woman behind Kinraden. Sarah has a master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and is a former partner and global head of the interior, product and graphic design department at the international architectural firm Henning Larsen. In her jewellery design, Sarah works at crossroads between architecture, design and art. She is greatly inspired by the Japanese design tradition, avant-garde art and fashion as well as classic Danish architecture and furniture design. Her aesthetic expression is exploratory, but also stems from traditional themes such as her diamond-cut signature series.
Sarah loves to play with materials and combines the obvious with the unexpected. She creates timeless jewellery, which is especially driven by her passion for a sustainable lifestyle and wishes to build a Kinraden universe based on honest interactions between humans and nature. “I believe that design must have a justification. In its expression, quality and in the way it is produced. And that it must always spring from necessity, the need for function and examination of the world.” Emily Dickinson’s romantic yet melancholic poetry is an endless source of inspiration for Sarah, and all the names on Kinraden’s jewellery collections are based on Dickinson’s universe.
The name Kinraden stems from the old English form of the word “kindred” from the 13th century – which can also be interpreted as “blood ties”. Sarah chose this name for her passionate project, because it speaks to the mind as well as the heart. The name also includes the concept of “unitedness” – that we are all one. And that together, individually, we share this one, magical planet. In this way, Kinraden’s belief of how we each live our daily lives, what we do, and which habits we have all have a profound effect on the lives of others, is present in the name.