Inspired by ancient Peruvian culture and Incan architecture, the INTI Collection takes its name from the celebrated Incan sun god. The genesis of the collection came from Péan’s trip to Peru, where she visited Macchu Picchu, toured ancient temples and viewed the region’s enigmatic Nazca lines. The designer drew further inspiration from the Cubist art movement, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, as well as from the juxtaposition between negative and positive space.
“I have long been intrigued by the Incan civilization – a culture that worshipped the sun and used gold in abundance. I was fascinated by the precision of ancient Incan architecture and how it has been softened by nature over hundreds of years. The unique tension that exists between the strong geometry of their architecture and the organic beauty of the surrounding mountains of the Urubamba Valley region also strongly influenced my design process and the ethos behind this collection,” Péan explains.