A craftsman and designer at his core, Mikkel Brøgger began his training as a goldsmith in the classical artisans tradition. As an apprentice in the finest ateliers in Denmark, he mastered his skills in fine jewelry, silver and goldsmithing. Mikkel’s high level of achievement was recognized by a Danish Craft Association award for excellence in jewelry design, presented by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Upon moving to New York, Mikkel was quickly discovered by well-known American jewelry designer, Ted Muehling. For the next several years, Mikkel honed his craft while assisting in the Ted Muehling studio, creating fine jewelry and objects for Steuben, Lobmeyer, and Nymphenburg. He has continued his education by participating in masterclasses in jewelry and industrial design at the Pratt Institute, fine art at the Parsons New School for Design, jewelry rendering at Fashion Institute of Technology, studies at Gemological Institute of America and workshops at Haystack School of Craft in Maine.
Since striking out on his own, Mikkel has worked on many projects for other established jewelry designers like Georg Jensen and David Yurman. He has also created his eponymous jewelry line, which is currently sold in selected locations in Europe and the United States.
Mikkel’s jewelry is inspired by the shapes of the world around him, whether the sharp lines of New York’s architecture or the graceful curves of stones worn down by the Danish sea. Working in precious metals and gemstones, Mikkel handcrafts his jewelry to create a sensual experience of modern luxury for the wearer. His subtle use of color and form has created a growing following for his jewelry.