Ildar Wafin creates one of a kind jewellery pieces in his Helsinki based studio. Before the Royal College of Art Wafin studied for his Bachelor’s degree in Jewellery Design at the Lahti Institute Of Design. During his bachelor’s studies he successfully took part in the prestigious Hyéres Festival Of Fashion and enjoyed a residency at the Villa Noailles in the heart of the French Riviera amongst ten other finalists in the accessories category.
Wafin has had the honor of collaborating with the First Lady Of Finland Jenni Haukio for the annual high profile independency day reception in which she wore handcrafted jewellery by him.
Before embarking on his final year of studies at the Royal College of Art Wafin completed an internship at Louis Vuitton in 2021.