The pre-eminent feature of Leen Heyne’s hand-crafted pieces is their striking elegance and clarity. Many of his rings and bangles are fabricated from nothing more than a single strip of gold or silver featuring one or several twists. The flowing, dynamic progression of these “folds” and the silky matt sheen of the metal evoke the gentle drape and texture of real silk. What looks so natural, however, is the result of painstaking work and exquisite craftsmanship. Leen hammers, folds, draws-out and bends the precious metal for as long as it needs to adopt the desired shape.
Since 2009 Leen has been working from his atelier in Tilburg in the Netherlands.