Iker Ortiz

Designer and master jeweler, Iker Ortiz belongs to a fourth generation of jewelers which offered him the possibility of absorbing the craft from birth. At 16, he started working at his father´s workshop on Francisco Sosa Street, in Coyoacán. Since then, he began to design and manufacture pieces for private clients, which has been an important part of his work. However, in 2005 he decided to found IK Jewelers with the idea of developing every year a new line of contemporary and experimental jewels that explore ˝A TOPIC˝. This topic would become his reason for developing  a collection and today ˝SEVEN˝ is the existing collections. Rings are his passion, however, bracelets, cufflinks and necklaces are key pieces in his collections. Bohemian by nature and in love with architecture, he leads the design and manufacturing team of IK Jewelers always with the same premise ahead: to experiment. He has taught workshops at CENTRO design-movie-television and alternative workshops in his studio, he has given conferences at several universities like UNAM and Universidas Iberoamericana. His work has been exhibited in various galleries and museums, including ¨Life and Design¨ exhibition at the Palacio de Iturbide Fomento Cultural Banamex , ¨Import-Export exhibition at Museo Franz Mayer and in 2010 he presented his collection FOUR at MUAC Museum. This same year was also among the speakers at the Lecture Series Gray Area, International Congress of Contemporary Jewellery. In 2013 he participate as a judge in QUORUM PRIZE in the category of industrial design and in 2015 he presented his designs in the contemporary art fair ZONA MACO.