A graduate of the School of Applied Arts in Zurich, he has worked independently since 1968, gaining international recognition.
“Schobinger has become one of the most important exponents of contemporary jewellery by inserting his craft into the current social discourse. As the same time, his items connect to the archaic origins of amulets. Schobinger reproportions the concept of jewellery as something precious and luxurious. He bypasses the hierarchy of jewellery with evident disesteem regarding its conventional categories”. (Valentina Romen, Domus, July 2018)
A recipient of the Francoise van der Bosch award in 1998, his work has been published extensively and is represented in significant public collections, among others V&A Museum – London; Museum of Fine Arts – Boston; Museum of Fine Arts – Houston; LACM – Los Angeles; Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia; Rotasa Collection Trust – California; National Museum of Australia – Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria – Melbourne; Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum – ‘s-Hertogenbosch; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Rotterdam, Pinakothek der Moderne, Die Neue Sammlung, Dannerstiftung – Munich, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre – Paris, MUDAC – Lausanne; Museum Bellerive – Zurich; Kunsthaus Zug – Zug; Schweizerisches National Museum – Zurich; Koch Collection and makk, Museum of Applied Arts, Köln. His work was included in the V&A’s survey show ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990’.