It’s been a while since I spoke about jewellery (or galleries or scullduggery… hmm…), then I discovered the Ikken collection. Loving their work!
Recently released by Baptiste Bataille, who trained as a stylist, this brand marries western culture with traditional crafts of the Sahel. African art inspired the collection’s refined design, with curves shaped like dunes, the use of materials such as ebony, bone, shagreen and pure silver. Various different types of bracelets, and pendants are available in the first collection available from Numanu, at 8 rue de Turenne, Paris 4 (Tell ‘em Joe from “Comme un camion / French Truckers” sent you and you’ll get a 10% discount).
The shop itself is very “ethical”, which is also the case for Ikken, which has set up an aid project for a Touareg jewllery cooperative, which is supplied for the most part by local producers.