Friedrich Becker (1922-1997) is known for his kinetic objects, including jewelry and sculptures. He served as professor at the Arts and Crafts School in Düsseldorf. All of his work is characterized by a clear constructivist inspiration in which variability and the motion of the wearer play an important role. Embodying rigorous design, geometrical forms and the use of stainless steel were some of the most outstanding features of his aesthetic. In 1997, shortly after his death, he was the first goldsmith to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Royal College of Art in London.