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The Le Havre Collection by Andy Lifschutz explores decay and reclamation. A departure from Lifschutz recent work, in Le Havre the artist has deconstructed a 1920's leather handbag and transformed the worn material into an iconic line made of reclaimed bronze and sterling silver. Story Photagraphy: ©Delphine Diallo Models: Khetanya Henderson, Dany Rabello Stylist: Soull Ogun Product Photography: ©Tyler Kohlhoff
About the Designer
Andy is based in New York, United States. He studied at Sterling Quest, San Miguel De Allende, Mexico and graduated in 2008. His collections are produced in United States.
Designer Andy Lifschutz combines traditional metalsmithing techniques with elements such as reclaimed metal, scrap leather, items of antiquity, and uncut stones. Originally from the West Coast, Andy studied at the Sterling Quest School of Jewelry and Design Creation in Mexico, with Billy King, as well as under New York designer, Kristin Hanson. Andy Lifschutz has been featured on the websites AnOther, BULLETT MEDIA, Daily Candy, NBC New York, Haute Nature and Racked NY along with countless blogs. His designs have been featured on the pages of Zink, The Block Magazine, BON, Time Out London, New York Magazine, Turkish Elle, and more. Andy designed has designed pieces for the runway shows of Obakki and Richie Rich and Andy’s pieces have been seen in ad campaigns for Adidas and Nike, as well as have been worn by musicians including Cyndi Lauper and Eve, celebrity stylists Mia Morgan and James Rosenthal. His tireless search for unique and meaningful items with which to make art is as much a characteristic of his work as the pieces themselves. It is this appreciation and awareness of the histories of his materials that enhance their efficacy as personal pieces of art.The jewelry creates an appeal not solely focused on aesthetic value, but based heavily upon the spirit of powerful organic forms. From multi-functional adornments to fashionable and thought provoking ornamentation, Andy creates pieces that symbolize the force that is the natural world while speaking of a balance between old and new. Andy Lifschutz currently lives and creates in New York.