David Andersson: Bridging the Past and Future in Jewelry Design

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Years ago, in Stockholm, I had the pleasure of meeting David Andersson alongside Ben Gorham at the renowned +46. It’s been over a decade since our last encounter. Since those early days, David Andersson has carved a unique path in the world of jewelry a design, blending nature and futurism in his work.

David Andersson, a Swedish jewelry artist and designer, explores luxury through a futuristic lens with his label, David Andersson Jewelry. His designs create a heightened sense of tension by juxtaposing the reverence for the natural world with an urban, futuristic perspective. The result is ultra-modern statement pieces that balance contrasts: nature versus the mechanical, past versus future, and the transition between dream and reality.

David’s career in jewelry design is distinguished. He has collaborated with renowned designers and companies such as Karl Lagerfeld, Acne Studios, and Moncler, among others. His achievements include receiving the Swedish Elle Design Award. Now, David is focused on establishing his own brand, bringing his creative vision to life.

David’s inaugural collection introduces three bracelets, each evoking primal shapes and ancient artifacts. His design process draws from a diverse array of influences, distilling them to their essence. The result is a series of powerful, archetypal symbols with an eternal quality, exuding an aura that is simultaneously ancient, contemporary, and futuristic.

The Axis Bracelet represents tilted perfection. A precisely symmetrical rod poised on its axis achieves a delicate balance while remaining somewhat askew, symbolizing the perfection in imperfection. The Infinity Bracelet embodies the concept of eternity, drawing inspiration from the loop of the infinity symbol and the interlocking of chain links, representing an everlasting bond. The Ethereal Bracelet features a sphere, a geometrically perfect shape symbolizing enlightenment and the soul’s journey toward unity with the divine.

These three pieces mark the starting point of David Andersson’s initial collection, with several more bold designs to come in the near future, all set to expand his design vision.

In a similar vein of artistic innovation, the latest campaign features 12 stunning images where Leon models Koma’s newest collection. Set against a minimalist gray studio backdrop, the pieces she wears draw inspiration from the abstract work of sculptor Isabelle Albuquerque and the body paint artistry of German model-turned-artist Veruschka von Lehndorff. This campaign is a testament to the enduring influence of these remarkable artists, bridging the gap between fashion and art in a captivating display.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.