Design duo Cristina Taranu and Reiner Mengesdorf teamed up in 2006 to form Reinerland.
Cristina developed an interest in jewelry design while working in theater, which led her to becoming a student at Studio Jewelers Ltd. Reiner is a visual artist who has exhibited his abstract paintings in New York, Europe, and Japan. Together they show an eye for color and play with diverse metal textures, drawing from technical skill and their fine arts backgrounds.
The jewelry collections are sculptural in their roots with an infusion of organic style and beauty. Seeking unique stones from all over the world for their original details, they create a form of art that is both playful and bold. Each piece is carefully handcrafted and honed in New York City.
Thursday through Sunday you will find Cristina and Reiner at the Metroflea Mulberry Artisan Market with their amazing pieces. They have become a market favorite amongst locals and tourist not only for their beautiful designs, but also because they're genuinely nice people!
Metroflea Mulberry Artisan Market