CULTURED: Where does the story of your personal collection begin?
Jewelry Designer Nina Runsdorf Buys What She Loves
Nina Runsdorf runs her eponymous jewelry line out of New York’s Upper East Side, selling bejeweled rings and emerald earrings to her eager clientele. But the designer’s interest in the arts blossomed outside Gotham. Runsdorf grew up on a farm upstate, amidst her parents’ crowd of artisans, painters, and craftsmen. This sensibility, paired with regular trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, fostered an enduring appreciation for art and collecting. These days, Runsdorf mixes heirlooms, pieces from personal friends, and items she snagged off the market on her walls and side tables. Here, she tells CULTURED how it all came together.