Born in 1970, Anke Neumann grew up studying drawing and the fine arts in the former East German industrial city Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz), and this has influenced her sense of the technical. Neumann trained in textile technology and spinning (1986–1989), interned at art and crafts establishments in Berlin, and studied textile design at the Weissensee Art Academy (1998–2003). A series of experiments in papermaking inspired her to undertake practical training and provide assistance in the paper workshop of Gangolf Ulbricht in Berlin. As LICHTPAPIER, Neumann explores light-conducting materials and fiber optics combined with paper to create light objects and illuminated surfaces for clients. Here you see jewelry that is not made of silver or gold. It does not sparkle, yet it is eye-catching and wearable—a poetic light object made of paper. When filtered through a paper surface, light attains a special softness and warmth. The light emitted from the optical fibers shines through the gentle paper and encircles the wearer with a mysterious glow. Although the paper is rather hard, the light gives a warm and protective feeling around the neck.