Once again, with her sixth collection, the jewellery designer Ina
Beissner returns to her origins, allowing Latin American inspiration to
flow through her new designs. At the core of this inspiration lies the
pre-Hispanic culture of the Aztecs and Incas.
Feminine abstract bell motifs, which have meanwhile become
established as enduring classics and evolved into key elements of her
design vocabulary, encounter the geometric decor of the original
inhabitants of Latin America. With intentional stylistic breaks, these
traditional ornaments have been re-interpreted and translated in a
minimalist way into soft, feminine, yet sublime forms. The collection is
a symbiosis of striking, angular statement pieces combined with
feminine filigree elements.
The focus on clear shapes and the recurring usage of the most regal
of geometric designs can be found amongst others in the majestic
minimalist range of bracelets and arm cuffs, like KINGA and NATASHA.
Examples that conjure up images of Aztec warriors. But also the
stylisation of pre-Hispanic ear and nose décor, like the KAELI in-ear
hoops for example, are evolving into key pieces of the entire
For Ina Beissner the choice of materials has a contextual as well
cultural relevance. For the second time she is working with black
ruthenium, which endows the pieces with a strong optical element, and in
this way brings them closer to the symbolism of the Aztec warrior.
Golden surfaces - in gold-plated silver and gold-plated brass, in order
to give the same models a soft, elegant and classical look and feel, are
also utilised again. Silver elements made from palladium complete the
variety of metals in her autumn/winter collection.
In her choice of rhodanised and yellow-gold plated jewellery, Ina
Beissner pays close attention to the ethical provenance of the metals.
Alongside her silver designs, she is again working with high quality
brass Made in Italy.
All in all, with her new collection, Ina Beissner presents a
potpourri of her previous collections and in addition references the
culture of Latin America in such a refreshing way that it is a unique