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Iker Ortiz

Jeweller
Published: 14.01.2014
Place
Mexico City
MEXICO
Mail:
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: ZR-5, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Ring: ZR-5, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: ZR-3, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Ring: ZR-3, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: ZR-8, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Ring: ZR-8, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: ZR-8, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Ring: ZR-8, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: ZR-4, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Ring: ZR-4, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: ZR-3, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Ring: ZR-3, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: ZR-7, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Ring: ZR-7, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Bracelet: ZB-3, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Bracelet: ZB-3, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Necklace: ZN-3, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Necklace: ZN-3, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Earrings: ZE-2, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Earrings: ZE-2, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Earrings: ZE-1, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Earrings: ZE-1, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Bracelet: ZB-2, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Bracelet: ZB-2, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Necklace: ZN-2, 2013. Stainless steel with electrostatic paint. Iker Ortiz
Necklace: ZN-2, 2013
Stainless steel with electrostatic paint
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: Sgr-Bq. Sterling Silver, 18 ct. gold, Brazilian quartz. Iker Ortiz
Ring: Sgr-Bq
Sterling Silver, 18 ct. gold, Brazilian quartz
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: Icr-Bq. Stainless steel, Corian, Brazilian quartz. Iker Ortiz
Ring: Icr-Bq
Stainless steel, Corian, Brazilian quartz
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: Ir-Sr. Stainless  steel, Ruby Sphere. Iker Ortiz
Ring: Ir-Sr
Stainless steel, Ruby Sphere
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Iker Ortiz. Necklace: Sn-Cbo. Sterling  silver, Bangkok coral. Iker Ortiz
Necklace: Sn-Cbo
Sterling silver, Bangkok coral
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: Sr-Cbo. Sterling  silver, Bangkok coral. Iker Ortiz
Ring: Sr-Cbo
Sterling silver, Bangkok coral
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: 3R-O, 2011. Iker Ortiz
Ring: 3R-O, 2011
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: 3R-R, 2011. Iker Ortiz
Ring: 3R-R, 2011
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: 3R-OO, 2011. Iker Ortiz
Ring: 3R-OO, 2011
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Iker Ortiz. Bracelet: CB-3, 2004. 8 x 8.3cm. Iker Ortiz
Bracelet: CB-3, 2004
8 x 8.3cm
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Iker Ortiz. Earrings: IE-OO, 2011. Stainless steel, onyx. 11 x 1.3 cm. Iker Ortiz
Earrings: IE-OO, 2011
Stainless steel, onyx
11 x 1.3 cm
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: SIR-C, 2011. Sterling  silver, stainless steel, citrine. 2 x 3.5cm. Iker Ortiz
Ring: SIR-C, 2011
Sterling silver, stainless steel, citrine
2 x 3.5cm
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: SR-RBQ.4, 2011. Sterling  silver, rutilated brazilian quartz. 2.1 x 3.3 cm. Iker Ortiz
Ring: SR-RBQ.4, 2011
Sterling silver, rutilated brazilian quartz
2.1 x 3.3 cm
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: SR-SBQ.2, 2011. Sterling  silver, smoked brazilian quartz. 1.9 x 3.5 cm. Iker Ortiz
Ring: SR-SBQ.2, 2011
Sterling silver, smoked brazilian quartz
1.9 x 3.5 cm
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: 9.74, 2011. Sterling  silver, Brazilian quartz. 2.93 x 1.99 cm. Iker Ortiz
Ring: 9.74, 2011
Sterling silver, Brazilian quartz
2.93 x 1.99 cm
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: 9.74, 2011. Sterling  silver, Brazilian quartz. 2.93 x 1.99 cm. Iker Ortiz
Ring: 9.74, 2011
Sterling silver, Brazilian quartz
2.93 x 1.99 cm
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: EYE, 2011. Sterling Silver, Brazilian quartz. 3.55 x 3.72 cm. Iker Ortiz
Ring: EYE, 2011
Sterling Silver, Brazilian quartz
3.55 x 3.72 cm
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: 18.9, 2011. Silver .925, rutilated Brazilian quartz. 2.8 x 2.08 cm. Iker Ortiz
Ring: 18.9, 2011
Silver .925, rutilated Brazilian quartz
2.8 x 2.08 cm
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: 22.12, 2011. Silver .925, smoked brazilian quartz. 4.19 x 4.17 cm. Iker Ortiz
Ring: 22.12, 2011
Silver .925, smoked brazilian quartz
4.19 x 4.17 cm
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Iker Ortiz. Earrings: 18.2, 2008. Stainless steel, rutilated Brazilian quartz. 7.73 x 1.94 cm. Iker Ortiz
Earrings: 18.2, 2008
Stainless steel, rutilated Brazilian quartz
7.73 x 1.94 cm
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Iker Ortiz. Earrings: IER-QS, 2011. Stainless steel, transparent quartz. Iker Ortiz
Earrings: IER-QS, 2011
Stainless steel, transparent quartz
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: 32.38, 2011. Silver .925 and stainless steel, rutilated quartz. 3.37 x 2.53 cm. Iker Ortiz
Ring: 32.38, 2011
Silver .925 and stainless steel, rutilated quartz
3.37 x 2.53 cm
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Iker Ortiz. Earrings: EYE, 2011. Silver .925 and stainless steel, smoked Brazilian quartz. 9.49 x 1.57 cm. Iker Ortiz
Earrings: EYE, 2011
Silver .925 and stainless steel, smoked Brazilian quartz
9.49 x 1.57 cm
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Iker Ortiz. Choker: ISN-CSC, 2009. Sterling silver burnished, Corian ®. Iker Ortiz
Choker: ISN-CSC, 2009
Sterling silver burnished, Corian ®
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: CR-4, 2005. Corian ®, stainless steel. Iker Ortiz
Ring: CR-4, 2005
Corian ®, stainless steel
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Iker Ortiz. Bracelet: CIB-4, 2004. Corian ®, stainless steel. Iker Ortiz
Bracelet: CIB-4, 2004
Corian ®, stainless steel
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Iker Ortiz. Ring: IR.CSQ, 2009. Stainless steel, Corian ®. Iker Ortiz
Ring: IR.CSQ, 2009
Stainless steel, Corian ®
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Statement

There is a minimalist spirited workshop in Mexico City's Coyoacán where the smell of gold, silver and corian fill the air. Every day, jewellers, goldsmiths and designers all obsessed with perfection, work passionately to transform metal into art. The man behind it all is Iker Ortiz.

He scrutinizes every single piece a thousand times as an artist who cannot settle for anything less than perfection. Taking off his black-framed eyeglasses, he focuses his gaze and mind upon every ring, finding the way of turning each one of them into a unique conceptual piece.

Iker's past, present and future lie within the goldsmith craft. Heir to a family of jewelers that goes back four generations, it was from a very early age that he was learning from his father how to ride a bicycle while also being shown the path towards his own work. A path that would eventually lead such work to achieve recognition beyond Mexico, in London and New York.

Iker is a singular character. With a calling for architecture and bohemian soul, he is always dressed in black keeping with the essence less is more - that lives and breathes at his workshop. A Mexican designer devoted to the creation of timeless rings, bracelets, necklaces, cufflinks and more by successfully combining industrial technology with the sophistication of the handmade craft.

He believes every engagement ring has a story to tell and every jewel that passes through his hands speaks for itself.

The restless search for geometric shapes, fearless experimentation with all kinds of metals and precious stones, design innovation, exceptional quality, profound passion for jewelry and attentive service define his whole team of collaborators.

Every year, Iker Ortiz creates and delivers to the world a new convention shattering collection.

Platinum, titanium, stainless steel, Corian, silver, gold, stones and diamonds, all become contemporary art pieces that will transcend time.


Collection:
ONE_ 2005
A collection dominated by basic geometric shapes and industrial materials as a resource. Using Corian and stainless steel, it experiments with matt and polished finishing of the pieces. It also combines these unconventional materials with precious stones and oxidized silver with striking results.
 
TWO_ 2006
This collection takes inspiration from the braille system. The tactile reading and writing system developed from raised dots, is translated here into stainless steel spheres that are integrated with Corian to obtain a singular jewel. In some of the pieces, they create words or phrases and in others, the sphere becomes the central element.
 
THREE_ 2007
The embedment of Corian into the round and eccentric stainless steel shapes constitutes the concept of this collection. Pieces are designed to complement each other perfectly and inspire a personal style to be discovered by experimenting with the combination of their different dimensions and materials. Some of them involve precious stones as well.
 
FOUR_ 2009
This collection, featuring geometry of square and cube as the main character, offers pieces displaying great strength and personality. Manufactured in Corian, stainless steel and silver, the pieces from this collection have become a hallmark of the brand´s identity.
 
FIVE_ 2011
A collection inspired by the natural aesthetics of the semi-precious stones nestled in the pieces. Materials such as onyx, white jade, marble and quartz become the central characters in a collection where jewels of pure and innovative design highlight their beauty.
 
SIX_ 2013
A collection inspired by the shapes and textures of the old charcoal mine in Zollverein, Germany. The steel beams based architecture, the decadence of the industrial complex, the red oxide covering it all with the passing of time, have been translated into pieces of great singularity and rough beauty manufactured in stainless steel with electrostatic paint.
 
SEVEN_ 2015
This collection proposes the creation of geometry from the independent production of different layers. Uneven pieces from diverse geometries that unite in a single jewel of unique and futuristic design. Manufactured in stainless steel, some of them attached by silver rivets, the pieces from this collection are a blunt statement of portable design. 
 
EIGHT_ 2016
Art Déco inspired the collection. The industrial concept and ornamental patterns typical of the style are reflected in pieces manufactured with stainless steel and brass, some of them with black rhodium plating. Jewels from this collection are produced from a massif, a solid piece where welding or joins are non-existent, transforming it into an attractive and modern accessory. 
 
NINE_ 2017
A collection of stainless steel pieces manufactured from two assembled elements resulting in a geometry that is complex and perfect in its finishing. Pieces with great character provide identity to a collection of extraordinary design. 
 
TEN_ 2018
A collection inspired by the tilted shapes and chromatic contrasts of the temples and architecture from Japan. Asymmetrical stainless steel pieces that contrast with black or white color highlighting their geometry, comprise a collection in which the Asian aesthetics world is translated with high purity. 

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2018:
Fair  08 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018  SIERAAD 2018.
2013:
Exhibition  15 Aug 2013 - 27 Sep 2013  Perspective and Invention.
Exhibition  01 Mar 2013 - 14 Apr 2013  FERROUS: Jewelry in a New Iron Age.
2012:
Exhibition  09 Feb 2012 - 31 Mar 2012  Casa de Empeño.
2011:
Exhibition  22 Sep 2011 - 25 Sep 2011  IK at TENT London.
2010:
Meeting  12 Apr 2010 - 16 Apr 2010  GRAY AREA GRIS SYMPOSIUM.
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