|1962||Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|1983–1987||Trained as a goldsmith and silversmith at Vakschool (technical college) Schoonhoven|
|1987–1988||Internship with Margareth Sandström and Peter de Wit in Linköping, Sweden|
|Since 1989||Own atelier for design and contemporary jewelry|
|Since 2005||Exhibitions at Inhorgenta Munich|
“A clear-cut shape should never come across as dull,” says Vincent van Hees, who runs his company in collaboration with his wife Christian Kersten. Also a gold- and silversmith, Christian is responsible for organizational matters as well as, partly, for production. When he designs his creations, Vincent van Hees focuses above all on a clear-cut, modern formal aesthetic. That said, this Dutch designer also lives out his passion for sculpting in each of his pieces such, his Tide wedding rings for example, with several layers of gold which seem to overlap in an flow organically. The Otta diamond solitaire ring features a ring band that elegantly winds around a diamond. Curved into a sensuous loop, the precious metal of the Lös pearl solitaire ring is crowned by a black Tahitian pearl. These examples illustrate how, in addition to sleek and sculptural effects, tactile qualities are also essential to his work.
- Great Britain