Born in Algeria in 1955, Taher Chemirik studied interior design at the Ecole des Beaux Arts (Fine Arts Academy) in Algiers before coming to Paris in 1977 to study stage design at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Decorative Arts Academy). Chemirik’s first job was creating costumes and sets for the Paris Opera. Later, Chemerik went to work for Ralph Lauren as a decorator for the label’s European stores. He remained with the house for three years before deciding to devote himself to a discipline that had fascinated him since childhood: jewelry design.
Today, Chemirik divides his time between personal creations and contributions to the collections of the biggest names in fashion (Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Roger Vivier, etc.). His distinctive style is immediately appealing, and some of his creations that have appeared in Vogue have achieved cult status.
Chemirik’s creations have become part of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
For this designer, this silversmith who loves the materials he works with, ach piece is a unique adventure. His jewels always have a spectacular sculptural quality and formal richness, a striking presence that evokes the sacred ritual of adornment.