Geometric Goodness: Introducing IVAN
I'm back on the Swedish hype again and looking at a jewellery designer who pays homage to the beauty that is geometry.
Many of us have a bad opinion of geometry thanks to endless days of maths revision throughout the years. But geometry is so insanely beautiful and deserves to have its beauty shown off.
Architecture is the purest form of geometry, and designer Ivan Pettersson has been widely influenced by structures like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre and has used this inspiration to create intricate pieces of wearable architecture.
The IVAN brand was born in Sweden earlier this year, and is now available in London at independent boutique Wolf & Badger.
I own the triangle shaped necklace from IVAN, which would set you back £235. Seems a lot for what we would consider costume jewellery? But when you see the craftsmanship put into everything (including the packaging), and the fact that each piece is made individually and uniquely, then the price is justified.
For each piece, a unique-use mould is created using a 3D printer, in which IVAN cast sterling silver. Once the pieces are taken out of the mould, they are sandblasted, polished and engraved.
The triangle hangs off a 30" chain that is made of 925 silver. It completely stands out against whatever you wear and the 3D aspect of the triangle (literally) adds a new dimension to your old jewellery. The triangle is inscribed with IVAN on one side which adds a lovely touch to the necklace.
Pop into Wolf and Badger to see the collection for yourself or shop online at IVAN.