NRTN is an experimental genderless designer brand that focuses on jewellery and design.

Our brand, NRTN, derives its name from the NRTN (Neurturin) gene, a specific type of protein-coding gene. 

At NRTN, we are deeply intrigued by life, find beauty in unconventional spaces, and embrace extreme sensitivities. We blend traditional techniques, cutting-edge technologies, and innovative cross-disciplinary approaches to create our distinctive jewellery.

At our design lab, our motto has remained unchanged since our brand’s inception in 2016: to craft daring, distinctive, and brilliant jewellery that transcends the boundaries of space and time.

Hansel Tai, the founder of the brand, is a jeweller and artist who holds degrees from both the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Hansel’s work is deeply rooted in queer culture in the Post-internet Epoch. To Hansel, the future is now: time swells towards us from the future and the past, forming a hyperstitional reality. The apocalypse is here, but so is utopia, in which the natural is shadowed by the body cult, deformation, subcultural signs and high gloss metal, and hyperstition is materialised into fetish objects.

Our design lab is situated in Tallinn, Estonia.

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