Heaven Tanudiredja

Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1982

Left Academy (BA) 2007

Heaven Tanudiredja worked as an assistant designer in Indonesia before moving to Antwerp to study at the Academy. While he was still in his second year he received a Dries Van Noten Award, and now works as part of the Dries Van Noten Creative Team. In 2007 he launched his own jewellery line, characterised by the startling, almost armour-like use of embellishments. His recent collections combine beads, metal and stiff plates to create pieces evocative at once of ancient artefacts, contemporary electronics and science fiction.