Founded 2009, Gowanus
The Aesthetic: “Anti-statement jewelry,” according to artist Hanna Sandin, who got into jewelry design almost by accident—her iconic triangle necklaces, which feature a number of angular brass or copper beads on a length of rope, were originally made as gifts for Sandin’s friends, and quickly became coveted items among New York’s downtown fashion set thanks to their striking simplicity. The current collection features larger, more streamlined pieces that still involve a healthy dose of geometric forms.
Current Inspiration: “Giorgio Moroder presents Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. The literal dissonance between 80s and 20s speaks to the way any designer finds inspiration—mining the old through a new lens. There’s also a strong connection between Art Deco and 80’s Art Deco revival that I have been going to for inspiration in dark, bleak moments.”
Ideal client: “Understated, with a subtle but bold aesthetic sensibility.”
Where to buy: Creatures of Comfort, Jumelle
Photographs: Katja Rahlwes