York Van Rheede Van Oudtshoorn is the designer and manufacturer behind VRVO Adornments. He works in precious and non precious metals and incorporates other materials such as wood, leather, and ethically sourced horn and bone. His work can be characterised by heavy textures and bold accentuating forms. York is also one of the founding members of a jewellery collective in Cape Town called Manufactory, where he manufactures and retails his jewellery from. He describes the manufacture process behind his jewellery as an emotional and instinctual journey. His intention is to express his African experience through his jewellery journey and ultimately through VRVO Adornments.