Divine Proportions for Divine Design
There are many mathematical relations and curiosities between the number Phi and the Fibonacci Sequence. Both appear frequently in the number of petals on a flower and in the spirals of plants.
The key position and proportions of many animals are based on the Phi number; it can be appreciated in the body proportion of an ant and other insects, the size of the wings and the location of the eyes of a butterfly, the spirals of sea shells and the position of the dorsal fins of dolphins.
Even more fascinating is the appearance of this ratio in human beings; in the face, body, fingers, teeth and even DNA, and the impact it has of our perception of human beauty
Often, the beauty we perceive in women and men is based on how closely the person’s proportions relate to the dimensions of the Phi number.
The mathematical properties of Phi occur frequently among the great creations of history. The base, height and hypotenuse of the Great Egyptian Pyramids seem to represent the Golden Ratio.
Leonardo Da Vinci used Phi, known in 1500 as “The Divine Proportion” in many of his paintings, as did artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Sandro Botticelli and Georges Seurat.
The dimensions of the precious Stradivarius violins, constructed around the year 1700, also show the relation to Phi, playing an important role in the music.
More recent applications of the Golden Ratio in architecture can be appreciated in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the United Nations headquarters in New York, and the CN Tower in Toronto. It is also often used by many of the most important multinational companies in the design of logos and products.
The description of this Golden Ratio as the Divine Proportion fits perfectly, as it is seen as a new deep way of understanding beauty and the spirit of life, revealing a hidden harmony in most of the things we see. This number has always played an essential role in the history of humanity and in the fundamental principles of life.
Behind The Bags
Original, handcrafted designer handbags | Onesixone
Designed by Adrian Salvador, with hardware by jeweler Helena Rohner, each Onesixone bag interprets the 1.61 ratio to fuse fashion with mathematical perfection.
Designer handbags handcrafted to mathematical perfection
Designed by Adrian Salvador, with hardware by jeweler Helena Ronher, each Onesixone bag interprets the 1.61 ratio to fuse fashion with mathematical perfection.
Onesixone is conceptualized and designed in Spain, where we explore the possibilities of the number that rules beauty, to express the aesthetic philosophy of the harmonious 1.61 ratio.
Our designer handbags are made in the traditional way, with the same care and attention to detail practiced for centuries.
Conceptualized by celebrated contemporary designer Adrian Salvador, with 14 carat gold-plated hardware by jeweler Helena Rohner, these designer bags evoke balance and beauty on the deepest level of our perception.
The interpretation of 1.61 and its unique proportions is present throughout not only our design process but our philosophy. Some even believe in the mysticism of the number, and how it connects us with the universe.
Handbag collections with the latest designs Onesixone
Onesixone represents a fusion of fashion, craftsmanship and art, with contemporary designs by Adrian Salvador complemented by the creativity of an insightful artist.
Our harmoniously crafted Onesixone bags become a blank canvas for an artist to express their unique perspective; a place to transmit elegance of spirit and lightness of being.
Each luxury bag in our collections is unique and is numbered in a sequence of just 161 units.
Each handbag collection is a collaboration with an insightful artist who imparts their vision of harmony and beauty in each bag; complementing the divine proportion and creating a wearable work of art.
The contemporary design converges with the meticulous craftsmanship of master artisans, using the same techniques since 1752.
Each bag includes a “book of art” with the inspiration of the artist that collaborates on the bag collection, their creative process and the genesis of their work.
ONESIXONE brings the language of each artist to life. The creative process plays the star role in the collection; the exploration that occurs beforehand, the development of the concept and the final work. This is the result that allows the artist, the leather craftspeople, the tanners and the designer to celebrate the creation of a collection. Each bag becomes a mirror of the artist ’ s mind, their ideas, their experiences and how they interpret the Onesixone philosophy.
The artist chooses techniques, the materials, colors or shapes and decides whether these items are simply containers or if they contain themselves.
Each handbag collection, each bag, has its own history, its own space. Exploration and inspiration, art, wellness and individuality are the criteria and principles that guide Onesixone. We celebrate the rigorous tradition of high quality craftsmanship and the transmission of emotions through hands.
“I think luxury is in a space, in a lifestyle, in an attitude, but not in a golden object or bright gem. At ONESIXONE we integrate different aesthetics; a brutal view with a romantic dream, constructing, therefore, a dialogue between nature and architecture.”
Adrian Salvador has amassed an impressive resume of design industry experience between Valencia, London and New York. From fashion designer to curator and now creative director of Onesixone, his years of experience have resulted in a broad knowledge of all aspects of the industry. Adrian travels the world in search of emerging artists to take part as curators of the Onesixone brand during each collection. He and the chosen artist travel every month to a small town in Andalusia with a centuries-old tradition of leather craftsmanship to work with local artisans, experience the country’s cultural diversity and discover new inspiration for the brand.
“My design aesthetic is honesty, in the sense that it doesn’t have to be imposed on the person using it; it is comfort and a perfect fit, or giving it a twist to make it interesting”
Born in Palmas de Gran Canaria, Helena Rohner is currently one of Spain’s best-known jewelry creators. Awarded the “Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts” by the King of Spain and established in her studio/workshop in Madrid, Helena is responsible for designing the accessories for Onesixone bags. The purity of the lines, the simplicity of the shapes and the original way in which silver combines with materials as impressive as porcelain and wood are characteristic of her aesthetic. She creates pieces that are recognized for their serenity and the strength of the design. Helena’s development in design has been influenced by her environment and by her collaborations with other artists.
The magic of Florence, the vitality of London and the radiance of Madrid are all present in Helena Ronher’s work. These are creations that go beyond the world of jewelers in objects such as stoneware, wood, lamps and, ultimately, in exclusive design for the renowned companies of Georg Jensen, Kahler, Bodum and Munio