About Susan Grant Lewin
Susan Grant Lewin has served as the design editor of Home Furnishings Daily and as senior editor of design and architecture at House Beautiful Magazine. As global creative director of Formica Corporation, Lewin commissioned leading artists and designers to use the durable plastic laminate in their works of art, elevating the reputation of the company. Additionally, Lewin was responsible for scholarship, museum exhibitions and the Surface and Ornament design competition at the commercial manufacturer. Lewin has since formed her own art and architecture public relations firm and works with leading artists and architects around the globe.
Lewin's passion for collecting contemporary jewelry began during her frequent trips to Denmark, where she discovered the work of Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, who ignited her love of jewelry design. She became a proponent of contemporary American jewelry and organized her collecting around the ideals of experimentation. In "Jewelry of Ideas" by Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Lewin states: "I sought out works that were not about wealth or sentiment: They were about ideas and concepts – art in jewelry format. Jewelry is a piece of art that one can wear, it goes everywhere with you… I built a collection with a pantheon of jewelers representative of the absolute best artists working in jewelry across the world."