BORN AND RAISED IN THE BAVARIAN CAPITAL TO A FAMILY OF BLACKSMITHS, KLAUS LOHMEYER PRESENTED THE FIRST WERKSTATT:MUNCHEN COLLECTION IN 1988.  LIKE THE NAME SUGGESTS, EVERYTHING IS PRODUCED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE MUNICH WORKSHOP.  HIS PIECES ARE COUNTERING THE RECENT PERCEPTION THAT EMBELLISHMENT IS SOMETHING INTRINSICALLY FEMININE, WHEREAS IN MANY CULTURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY MEN HAVE WORN JEWELLERY AS A SYMBOL OF POWER, TO DENOTE WEALTH AND STATUS, OR SIMPLY FOR LUCK AND GOOD FORTUNE.