In 1975, Claude Neuschwander, the former head of Publicist takes IPL brand. He decided to plea to the designers of the time. He also invited Jean Dinh Van, who was the famous jeweler of Paris and was a true iconic figure in the world of jewelry today.
Yet his career resembles as that of an artist who never gave up his dream no matter what difficulties came in his way. Jean Dinh Van is a visionary person. He wants to change his relationship to the object and the subject, change the perception that we have. Back to the story of Jean Dinh Van, gifted jeweler and designer for Lip time of collection.
A unique and personal history:
Jean Dinh was born under the sign of originality. First we must remember it is half Breton by his mother and he also dreams of becoming a sailor.
It was the effort of his father, a lacquer craftsman that Jean owes his brilliant destiny and he was the one who advised him early to create jewelry. This is the love of crafts taught by his father and the taste for work well done manual that guided the young designer naturally towards jewelry.
Learning the art
He practices in the 1950s beginning with a study of drawing decorative arts, a true history of over two centuries national institution, open the hand of the king Louis XV by letters patent.
But it is to Cartier, the prestigious house; he really learned the craft of artisan jeweler. He has received artistic training before receiving a traditional training. One can easily see in his curriculum fertile ground for its future creativity in jewelry is watch.
But do not go too fast because before making his own jewelry is more than 10 years will elapse during which Jean manufactures among others some of the so famous Panthers Cartier and house flowers.
Ready to fly with its own wings
It was in 1965 that I Dinh Van will eventually set up his own account on Gaillon place in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris. It is at the same time he realizes the famous ring two pearls but he did not sign it signed by Pierre Cardin to perhaps give it more visibility. The gamble has paid off since we can still admire this beautiful creation at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.
Following his story will perhaps allow you to consider the connection there was between the work of Jean Dinh Van and Lip watches before their association.
Dinh Van is an amazing brand that rules in Paris
In the 1970s the creator invented what would become an emblem of the brand, perhaps even an icon. In fact, it is a paradox for the Jeweller, the freedom lovers who wanted to become a sailor since the recall is a pair of handcuffs! But of course this is not the deprivation of freedom they symbolize, but the friendship or love relationship that can unite two people.
We can say that this is the decade or accelerates, the years all success for the jeweler. He settled first at 7 rue paix, where he created a concept store where different artists have the opportunity to speak if they wish. It is then in New York he moved his shop on Madison Avenue whose reputation is known worldwide, and in Geneva, Switzerland and finally in Brussels.
Jean Dinh Van design therefore draws three towers silver lady’s arm in which a movement is cased T13.