About the Brand
Anton Heunis, jewellery brand, was found in 2004 in Spain. Within just five years it has managed to enter international market and now it is presented in the most exclusive department stores around the world. Every piece of jewellery is handmade in the workshop in the centre of Madrid, where the designer creates and develops his collections. Each piece is not like one another that gives unique character to each product. He refers to the jewellery as "something personal, something intimate and should b e made with love". Monnier Frères is proud to present this unique handmade jewellery brand.
With Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Anton Heunis also gained a Master degree under the supervision of the artist and professor Otto Künzli. However, his inspiration started long time before with his grandmother, who was always covered with beautiful jewellery and enameled hair brushes. Anton Heunis works a lot with semi-precious stones such as Lapis, Agatha, Onyx or Swarovski crystals. Some of the pieces are then gilded with 22 carat gold. “Modern-vintage” has become the trademark look of the Anton Heunis brand that is recognizable by many famous magazines.
Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
Madrid-based designer Anton Heunis introduces his new collections for Spring-Summer 2015. According to the summer colours, the collections are characterized by bright fresh hues, warm tones and their chic look. In the Frida Kahlo collection, with a very geometric and innovative line, stands out the exclusive goldfluss, a crystal made by only two craftsmen in the world. Anton Heunis explores the relationship between art and fashion from the enigmatic point of view of the Mexican artist. With powerful oranges, turquoises and purples, the strong contrast between warm and cold colours reminds us of the intense personality of Frida Kahlo. Geometric crystals and floral motifs are mixed together creating fascinating pieces. Pastel and feminine colours that remind us of Grace Kelly’s style are put together in the Secret Garden. Anton Heunis recreates the feminine, delicate and stylish woman from the 50’s, with a very princess-like look. Pastel coloured crystals are designed to create floral motifs, bringing to our mind the characteristic beauty of a blooming garden. The last collection is a tribute from Anton Heunis to his South African roots, designing a very tribal and colourful line based on the Zulu tribe: Zulu Goddess. Anton Heunis pays tribute to his natal Africa through the colours and shapes of the painter Vladimir Tretchikoff, known for his colourful portraits of oriental women. Bold contrasts are put together, resulting in a kitsch and ethnic aesthetic that take us to the African continent.