From the first glance at Ineke Otte’s jewellery collection, you will be truly amazed. Her designs blend dynamism, excitement, colour and a feel for humour, with a central theme of form and symbolism at the forefront.
This collection is comprised of varying plastic and nylon base materials, often 3D printed. The combination of these materials makes for surprising and unexpected results.
Throughout the years that Ineke has been designing, and particularly in the hectic world of today, the magnificence of nature still remains as her inspiration. Nature’s colour pallet – the endless range of hues of flowers; tulips, roses, violets and fresh green grass, under a wonderful bright blue sky are the inspiration for collection s/s 2018.
In locations the world over where Ineke has exhibited her collection, she has encountered admirers of her work, such as style and fashion-icon Iris Apfel (USA). Iris is also a collector of Ineke Ottes jewellery and in the 2014 documentary “Iris” about her life, Iris Apfel can be seen wearing Ineke’s jewellery.
Maxima, Queen of the Netherlands, also loves the designs and is very impressed by the mix-and-match combinations of materials. Maxima herself owns the ‘Mussel’ necklace.
As a designer, Ineke has won several international awards: Four awards in Paris for her extraordinarily beautiful jewellery collections and twice for the jewellery selection for the worldwide campaign of Eclat de Mode in Paris; TNO (Applied Natural Science Research) Dutch Design Award in the Netherlands.
Worldwide, Ineke’s fashion jewellery most certainly appeals to women but has also been known to appeal to men, like Jean-Paul Gautier. They like to be daring, different and have fun wearing this distinctive jewellery, it’s extraordinary and it commands attention.
Ineke’s jewellery designs are available from museum shops, concept stores and galleries throughout the world, like in MOMA Museum in San Francisco (USA), Mudec museum in Milan (It) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (USA). Her jewellery collections have also been featured in several magazine editorials worldwide.
For Ineke it’s a dream come true that her designs are reaching a worldwide audience. When people enjoy wearing your jewellery and feel happy whilst wearing it, then you are truly deserving of praise. For example Lina Perlova, director of the Bulthaup Gallery in Saint Petersburg: “I know you now for several years and you keep on surprising me. Your fashion jewellery is just wonderful and different. I am proud of you and happy I am wearing your jewellery”.