A STORY OF DAVID&MARTIN
A story of David&Martin is a story of ultimate craftsmanship and of love to art, design and fashion. The brand was founded in Stockholm, the capital of Scandinavia, by two young graduates of Swedish University College of Arts, Crafts and Design David Andersson and Martin Lasson. Designers shared interest in old books, contemporary electronic music, Scandinavian and Egyptian aesthetics and appreciation of bold and confident women.
After David and Martin started to work together, they tried to mix these elements into jewellery pieces that are clean, graphic and feminine with a masculine edge, and create the jewellery in their own way - feminine but not necessarily "Pretty".
This unique design approach has proven itself working after David&Martin’s black resin bracelets caught the eye of Karl Lagerfeld who was then working on the collection for H&M in Stockholm. As a result, David&Martin got commissioned to design a 10 piece collection for Lagerfeld Gallery, setting the brand’s way to international success.
David&Martin’s secret of success lies in staying independent yet commercial. The brand does not allow trends or fashions to dictate its distinct philosophy that all the pieces should remain timeless. Every new collection is a further enhancing addition to David&Martin’s existing creations, which is like a project that is ever-evolving or an creative showcase that is ever-growing and inspirational.
Many of David&Martin's timeless pieces stem from sporadic flashes caught by untamed imagination in the most unsuspected situations and surroundings... Like the iconic "Chicken Feet" collection that came to life when sighting a beautiful girl on a Shanghai subway who was munching deep fried chicken feet and simultaneously flicking through French Vogue...
|2003||Launch of the brand in Stockholm, Sweden; cooperation with Lagerfeld Gallery; the brand is featured on Lagerfeld Gallery’s fashion show in Paris|
|2004||David&Martin is featured on Lagerfeld Gallery’s fashion show in Paris; the brand shares runway with Whyred at Stockholm Fashion Week|
|2005||David&Martin wins DzOutstanding Jewellery Designerdz from Elle Magazine Sweden; famous singer Robyn wears the legendary DzChicken Feetdz necklace on her DzRobyndz album cover|
|2006||David&Martin receives "Accessory Brand of the Year" from Swedish Magazine Café|
|2007-2012||Collaborations with Acne, Weekdays, Absolute Spirits, Oriflame, famous Swedish photographers and magazines|
|2010||David&Martin becomes the only Swedish jewellery brand included in the book DzFashion Jewellery Catwalk and Couturedz by Maia Adams alongside Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Judy Blame and Comme des Garcons; specially designed piece DzFauna Futuradz by David&Martin is exhibited at the famous Paris-based boutique Colette during Paris Fashion Week|
|2012||David Andersson and Martin Lasson sell David&Martin to a private investor|
|2013||David&Martin launches two new Premium lines –DzGold Editiondz and DzAddicted to Blackdz; the new owner takes over the management, reorganizes the business and makes it profitable|
|2015||Transfer of all assets and business to a newly established UK-based international holding company, David&Martin Design Ltd.; hiring of the new international business development team in Europe, US and Asia in order to grow and expand the operations.|