The primary inspiration for Uli Rapp’s work is the 16th century fashions and jewelry of Elizabeth I of England, as well as trompe l’oeil paintings. Rapp playfully incorporates images of imaginary wealth such as diamonds and pearls into screenprinted textile. The images are whimsically exaggerated by enlarging and layering. The material she works with is a unique process she developed through the years – its ability to adapt to the body shape of the wearer makes it even more special. Rapp studied product design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and received her Masters degree from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. Her work can be found in several permanent museum collections including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Dutch Textile Museum in Tilburg, the Netherlands. In addition to jewelry design, Rapp has been asked to develop exclusive designs for fabric companies.