Bibi van der Velden is a Dutch jewelry designer and sculptor who uses unexpected materials and shapes in her creations. Born in New York, Van Der Velden grew up between The Netherlands and the English countryside. She is the daughter of Dutch sculptor Michèle Deiters. Between 1998 and 2005 she trained in sculpture, first at the Florence Academy of Art, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (1999), and finally at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (2000-2005).
In 2006 she launched her namesake brand Bibi van der Velden, Wearable Works of Art, that starts a dialogue between the designer and the wearer, who recognizes something of their character in the pieces they admire. The piece takes on a new meaning, and so begins the next chapter of its story.
Bibi Van Der Velden is in Control Over Phrasemaking in the making of Jewelry.