In 2011, Erin Wahed founded boutique jewelry line Bande des Quatres. At Bande des Quatres, she is its founder, designer and creative director in collaboration with world-renowned jewelry designer and goldsmith Janis Kerman. Together they have released two collections, Collection I inspired by the Bauhaus masters and Collection II Architects, composed of rings and bracelets. In February 2013, they released Collection III inspired by the masters of abstract photography.
Each Bande des Quatres piece of jewelry is ‘wearable architecture’: unique, complex, geometric, a fusion of ‘techno meets Bauhaus’, of structural illusion and artistic allusion. From concept to completion of a Bande des Quatres collection, we keep in mind that we’re not only designing individual pieces for our followers to wear, we’re creating a narrative, a story in which each piece has a role to play in our lives, their lives and the overall place it can hold in the marketplace: We’re creating an atmosphere, and an energy, from my initial inspiration, through production craftsmanship to the stagecraft of selling a collection. Bande des Quatres draws from all kinds of styles, periods and media – photography, sculpture, painting, architecture, graphic and industrial design.