VAN creates timeless fine jewellery pieces: future scenes from the past.
Tatiana Van Lancker designs fine jewellery pieces that transcend time and place. The launch collection consists of four VAN ROBOTS: Pinky, Smeraldo, Roma and Amore, each one a unique modern treasure handcrafted in Tuscany, Italy, from 18kt gold and precious stones.
VAN ROBOTS symbolise the playful dichotomy between futurism and classicism which VAN plans to continue to explore in future collections. The Robots at first seem quite futuristic but the design was created using a mix of art deco influences and Incan motifs. These joyous, lively characters are created with articulated arms and legs giving them a spirited, childlike quality- quite in contrast to how robots are often perceived.
“Central to my inspiration for VAN was my desire to design heritage pieces that transcend time and place. I am passionate about art deco jewellery but always had an eye on contemporary design and I wanted to fuse the two into jewellery that feels relevant today. I love jewellery that starts a conversation and also wanted to bring an element of magic and surprise into the designs”.
All pieces are handcrafted by local artisans in Tuscany where the Van Lancker family have a home. The small bespoke atelier in Arezzo, Tuscany, one of the world’s gold capitals, is family run and known for their exceptional attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship. This focus on family is key to VAN, a brand that values legacy and a desire to create beautiful heirlooms which can be loved by future generations.
Creativity lies at the heart of VAN and the bespoke service gives customers the ability to create their own Robots, that reflect their own characters, aesthetics and essence.