...small objects, big subjects...
Born in 1976, Rembrandt Jordan studied at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp from 1994 to 1998 achieving a masters degree in the Visual Arts. He perfected his education with a Master of Arts achieved at the renowned Royal College of Art in London (2001).
Pure, sculptural shapes and an expressive character characterise Rembrandt Jordans works. His designs emanate keen balance and strength.
As a silversmith Rembrandt Jordan designs functional silver ensembles such as salt & pepper sets. The environment, sometimes carefully staged, becomes the landscape where objects are exhibited in a rhythmic composition. The ensembles communicate with each other, their environment and their user.
This philosophy also gave birth to his jewellery line. Sculptures and objects now take centre stage as a jewel on the body. Thus Rembrandt Jordan places an accent to emphasise the wearers natural beauty and expression.
Their purity and beauty make these jewels not only a joy to behold but objects to be cherished an entire lifetime.
The duality between man and woman inspired Rembrandt Jordan to design a unique collection of wedding jewellery.
Rembrandt Jordan, with a long tradition of Antwerpian Silversmiths behind him, shows a different kind of rhythm in his work. Trained initially as a musician, his interest is in an ensemble, a group of pieces working together on the table top. Vinaigrette, salt, peppermill and wine jug, like the instruments of a chamber orchestra, moving rhythmically in use round the table. Rembrandt's forms are strong and angular, or soft and malleable, contrasting but sympathetic, interesting as much in their relationship to each other as in their form and function.
Oliver Makower, V&A museum Commission - Chairman P&O Makower Trust
- Royal College of Art, London
- Silvermuseum Sterckshof Antwerp
- Victoria & Albert Museum Londen
- Museum of Coins & Medals, Kremnica, Slovakia
- Design Museum, Collection Schrijvers, Ghent (B)