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Iker Ortiz

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Published: 14.01.2014
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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Intro
Iker Ortiz is a groundbreaking Mexican jewelry designer, heir to a family that goes back four generations into the field. He became an apprentice at his grandfather´s workshop until he was ready to establish his own and eventually, develop his iconic brand in 2005.
Iker´s vision of fine jewelry, designed to highlight the sheer beauty of the stone contrasted against the pristine quality of industrial materials, has resulted in a proposal of outstanding modern and architectural art pieces.
In addition, Iker Ortiz produces every year a new and revolutionary collection which is introduced in Zona Maco, Latin America’s most important contemporary art fair.
Artistic collaborations with top designers, recognition by design awards and engagements in top art and design fairs such as Tent, NY NOW, SIERAAD and Joya, have positioned Iker as one of the leading ambassadors of jewelry design in the country.
The brand expanded in 2019 beyond online sales, celebrating the opening of its first store in the now world-renowned Roma neighborhood in Mexico City.

Statement

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

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. 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 it into a unique conceptual piece. He believes each one of them has a story to tell and every jewel that passes through his hands speaks for itself. 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.

Iker's past, present and future lie within the goldsmith craft. Heir to a family of jewellers 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 the world´s top design fairs held in London, Barcelona, Amsterdam and New York.

The restless search for geometric shapes, fearless experimentation with all kinds of metals and precious stones, design innovation, exceptional quality, a 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 in which platinum, titanium, stainless steel, corian, silver, gold, stones and diamonds, all become contemporary art pieces that will transcend time.
 

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2019:
Fair  10 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 2019.
Workshop  30 Sep 2019 - 03 Oct 2019  Jewelry Workshop.
Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway
Fair  05 Feb 2019 - 09 Feb 2019  Zona Maco, México Arte Contemporáneo 2020.
Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City, Mexico.
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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Online Article:  Showroom IK_ # Jewelry. Coolhunter MX:  Mexico City,  2014
Online Magazine:  Iker Ortíz. Mírate, Revista.  Mírate:  2014
September 2014, Page 27.
Online Article:  IK Jewelry: 3FORM. Coolhunter Mx:  Mexico City,  2013
Online Article:  Perspective And Invention. Graff, Missy.  Art Jewelry Forum:  San Antonio,  2013
Online Article:  Zollverein Iker Ortíz. Coolhunter Mx:  Mexico City,  2013
Online Article:  Iker Ortíz. Coolhunter Mx:  Mexico City,  2012
Online Article:  IK Joyeros. Derringer, Jaime.  Design & Milk:  2011
Book:  20 Años de diseño en México. Galería Mexicana de Diseño:  Mexico City,  2010
Book:  Vida y Diseño en México. Siglo xx. Citibanamex:  Mexico City,  2007
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