The inspiration for Hannah Martin’s ‘Thief Knot’ collection was drawn from a story about a knot used by sailors of old. The Thief Knot was used to secure their personal belongings. It looks very much like a reef knot but the loose ends are on opposite sides. This way, if a thief had been through the sailor’s kit they would always know, as they would re-tie it in the more common reef knot.
Hannah Martin, known by many as a prolific jewellery designer, has challenged convention throughout her career since her degree at Central Saint Martins. She strives to carve out a new niche that combines the contemporary with the traditional.
Hannah uses narrative as her ‘route’ into the design process, focusing on film, music, art, architecture and literature as key points of inspiration. This approach gives every story that she creates an illustrious depth.
With the highest level of craftsmanship and wealth of design intellect behind them, Hannah’s creations are collectibles in their own right. The objects are timeless – neither from the past nor the future, adding weight to her intention that they should stand the test of time and be handed down through the generations.
Hannah is an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins, and her works have been displayed amongst many of the world’s most impactful exhibits and luxury boutiques. Sculptural and intelligent, masculine yet elegant, the Hannah Martin formula is a combination of exclusivity, craftsmanship and individuality.