Bande des Quatres

 

Each design for Bande des Quatres is a collaboration conceived by mother and daughter team Janis Kerman and Erin Wahed. Janis, a master goldsmith, handcrafts each piece in her Montreal studio.

“The Bande des Quatres design aesthetic is based on illusion and making the viewer question, think and wonder.  With my background in photography, I was always attracted to photographing elements in the everyday and abstracting them in a way that would become unidentifiable to the viewer.  I took this aesthetic with me to Bande des Quatres, pushing the notion of a ring further, by testing the viewer and the wearer.” – Erin Wahed

 

Bande des Quatres is inspired by a variety of styles, periods, and mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and industrial design. The Bauhaus movement is named as one of their primary influences.  

Publications

Since its launch in February 2011, Bande des Quatres has been broadly featured in the press, including Vogue, Elle Magazine, InStyle Magazine, and Teen Vogue.

Current Work

Hans Earrings
Oxidized and bright sterling silver dangle earrings. Oxidized bar earrings can be worn with or without the bright asymmetrical dangle portion By Bande Des Quatres
Van Der Rohe Ring
Oxidized and bright sterling silver Bar Ring, size 6.5. By Bande Des Quatres

Past Work

 

Imi Ring
Oxidized sterling silver ring with matte sterling silver band. Hexagon shape measures 0.875" long and 0.5″ wide. Size 9. By Erin Wahed and Janis Kerman. 

Jonathan 10 pt Earrings
Oxidized sterling silver three-dimensional shape post earrings. 1/2" long and 1/2" wide. By Erin Wahed and Janis Kerman. 

 

Prix Ring
Sterling silver ring composed of two "U" shaped sections, one oxidized, one sandblasted. Matte sterling silver band. 1.75″ wide. Size 7. By Erin Wahed and Janis Kerman.