In the mid 90s Oliver Pfeiffer a.k.a. Jonathan Johnson actually wanted to enter the Academy of Art, but then took a little detour and ended up in a jewellery factory in Pforzheim. What began as love at second sight, developed, after the transition to a small manufactory, into great passion and vocation.
The move to Hamburg, the cool mentality of the big city, the colourful lights of Reeperbahn - the everyday urban beauty served as his source of inspiration for his designs. Over time, his fascination for the jewellery of ordinary people led him to regularly visit Harlem, Coney Iceland and Chicago, where he was particularly interested in the fusion of different cultures.
Oliver Pfeiffers curiosity and his need to link various aspects/themes of creation interdisciplinary, make for the distinctiveness of his designs. Furthermore, he places great emphasis on sustainable production. He produces all his designs himself in his Hamburg studio, and only uses recycled materials (sterling silver and gold), which he obtains of a German separating works. His tools come from local manufactories and he produces exclusively with green electricity.
You can buy Jonathan Johnson jewellery directly in his Hamburg studio, at the Hamburger Hanseplatte or at the HappyShop in Berlin-Mitte. And finally, from December 2013 on, in his own online shop.