Nanna Geller Jewelry

Nanna Geller Portrait

Nanna Geller‘s fine jewelry line playfully combines a vintage feel with a modern look. She designs and handcrafts each of her unique, made to order pieces, in her Frankfurt Atelier.

We visited Nanna for a full day and she gave us a look behind the scenes to her beautiful designs, talked about Frankfurt and gave amazing local insider tips to her hometown.

Check out Nanna’s website and fall in love with her beautiful jewelry: www.nanna-geller.com

 

Nanna Geller – Jewelry Designer
Local in Frankfurt, Germany
www.nanna-geller.com
www.instagram.com/nannagellerjewelry

 


TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DO YOU DO? 
→ I am a German sculptor, goldsmith and stone setter. I design a collection of fine jewelry in which I hand make each piece from start to finish, in my Frankfurt Atelier. My work is very much about shape. The colors often moody hues of each other. Blush-colored diamonds set into rose gold, light grey pearls set onto white gold, bleached silver with white topaz. Have a look… www.nanna-geller.com

WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
→ I‘m passionate about anything and everything “beautiful”. Vintage, fabrics, blown glass, jewelry, furniture, leather goods, design objects of all kinds and art, of course. Anything unique and handmade. Craftsmanship of any kind fascinates me.

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO YOUR PROFESSION? 
→ I knew as a child that this was it. I had to create. I sculpted, I sewed, I painted. My love for rocks and metal , small design objects took me to flea markets every weekend. By the time I was a teenager I was so inspired I couldn’t wait to grow up and study art and design. I‘ve just always wanted to be part of this life.

DESCRIBE IN THREE WORDS, WHAT MAKES YOUR HOMETOWN SPECIAL
Short distances. Big city. Very international.


Experience Frankfurt like a local

 

With Nanna’s great sense for beautiful design and exquisite taste, she gave us insight to real local life, where to hang out with amazing people, hot places for a drink, where to get delicious food, where to get the best cup of coffee and – of course – where to shop:

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS, BARS & CLUBS?

 Zarges – is delicious and super cosy. The Schnitzel is by far the best in town.  

 

Jasper’s Restaurant is a gem, a French bistro. I‘m not sure I want to share. If you promise not to be loud and if you won’t bring backpacks or roll in as a party of ten, ill recommend this French bistro for some of the most incredible dinner you will find in Frankfurt.

 

Margarete – easy bistro style hangout and a great “Mittagstisch” (lunch menue)

 

Club Michel a restaurant by invitation only (email registration required)

 

Walon & Rosetti on my favorite restaurants with great food and bar in the Bahnhofsviertel

 

Parlour – cool bar offers delicious cocktails with fresh ingredients and based on homemade syrups

 

Chinaski – their motto is “no bar : no disco” but believe me absolutly everything ist possible

 

My favorite restaurant

… hands down, it’s Walon & Rosetti in the Bahnhofsviertel. Its clean, fresh, simply gorgeous and healthy food takes me there every week.

 

Ceviche with avocado & tomato or mango & papaya, chevre on sweet potatoes with caramelised figs, and those truffle fries… delicious … just stay at the bar after dinner, the atmosphere is wonderful.  

WHERE DO YOU GET THE BEST BREAKFAST, CAKES & COFFEE IN TOWN?

Iimori Patisserie – There is a beautiful, small Japanese-French bakery, right in the beautiful historic part of Frankfurt. Its run by two Japanese girls that create the tartlets and pastries like sushi. They are just wonderful. Absolutely delicious. A small ray of sunshine on a gray Frankfurt Day

 

Wackers Kaffee is the best coffee in town, they roast their own coffee for over 100 years and it’s worth waiting in line around the block

 

Walden Café – Their breakfast menu is incredible, very widely spread and international. Pancakes with Greek yogurt, nuts and honey. Couscous with apricot jelly, hummus with dates, and a sunny side up egg on top. Of course also your simple pain au chocolat, omelettes any style, fitness salads and a whole page of vegetarian choices

 

What’s the typical local food/drink in your city and where do you get it?

Apfelwein. There are a lot of “Apfelwein Kneipen” around Frankfurt, most of them in Sachsenhausen.

 

I prefer Zum Gemalten Haus, for no other reason that the authenticity of it’s German food. I think its genuine and delicious.

 

 

 

 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS IN AND AROUND YOUR CITY AND WHY?

I love the Wiesbaden Flea Market on the first Sunday of every month. There is also a gorgeous antique market that comes to town a few times a year. I absolutely love it and mark my calendar months in advance (http://www.interantik-gmbh.de)

 

The cast at SCHAUSPIEL theatre is incredible and definitely worth seeing and „Cinema“ is a wonderful little art house cinema that shows films in OV on Mondays.

 

Frankfurt has tons of renowned museums most of which are located along the Main river bank. It’s a gorgeous walk on a sunny day, with lots of cafes. I love forgetting about time here… You can buy a day ticket for all the museums along the “Museumsufer” and stroll for days.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SHOPS?
 WHAT ACTIVITIES, SPORTS, HOBBIES DO YOU DO AND WHERE?

I do a lot of Yoga. There is a very nice yoga house called Balance Yoga that runs classes all day from 7am-9pm.

 

I also love hiking up in the woods around the Feldberg. Its only about an hour or two, but quite steep and great exercise. The view up top is incredible.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL ANNUAL EVENTS/FESTIVALS?

The Luminale – which is a light installation all around town. Its up during the light and building fair. Its magical.

 

Blickachsen – is a biannual  exhibition of contemporary sculpture that comes to town 20 minutes outside of frankfurt. It runs about 5 months and is definitely worth an afternoon stroll.

WHAT THINGS WOULD YOU DEFINITELY DO WITH A FRIEND VISITING YOU?

We would walk for hours and end up in one of the Apfelwein Kneipen.

WHAT WOULD YOU MISS THE MOST OF YOUR CITY IF YOU HAD TO MOVE AWAY?

My friends of course.

What hotels /places would you recommend your friends?

The LINDENBERG is neither a hotel nor is it a living community. And yet it is both: a guest community. Length of stay at the LINDENBERG is timeless. Overnight guests are as welcome as are guests that are looking for a home away from home for a few days, weeks months or even years.

 

 

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