The new collaboration “Tiffany and Co. x Daniel Arsham” transforms the padlock into a work of art

The jewellery brand recently unveiled its brand new series of scuptures in partnership with artist Daniel Arsham, inspired by its favourite padlock.

 

After their collaboration on the famous blue box, artist Daniel Arscham and jeweller Tiffany and Co. have once again joined forces to create a series of sculptures based on the brand’s codes. This edition of sculptures in eroded bronze called “Bronze Eroded Tiffany Padlock” was produced in a limited series of 99 pieces.

 

© Tiffany and Co. X Daniel Arsham

 

The padlock has a special place in Tiffany’s history. It is derived from an archival motif dating back to the late 1800s. Daniel Arsham’s sculpture is inspired by it to express the aesthetic of “Future Relics”, in which the artist projects contemporary objects into fossils of the future. Each of the sculptures was designed by hand in the Arsham Studio in New York, requiring over 400 hours of finishing.

 

© Tiffany and Co. X Daniel Arsham

 

This exceptional piece is handcrafted from 18-carat white gold and is adorned with more than 93 diamonds and 28 tsavorites, a bright green stone that the Maison had already presented in 1974. Accompanied by a limited edition Lock Bangle bracelet, each sculpture is priced at $59,000. It will be delivered to its buyers in a specially designed Tiffany Blue® case with a metal frame for transporting works of art.

 

© Tiffany and Co. X Daniel Arsham

 

“All of this is very personal to me,” explains Daniel Arsham, before adding: “But there is also a historical element to this relationship – a link between generations of craftsmanship, between function and design, between skill and beauty. It is these elements that make Tiffany so unique, and continually perfect the intersection of heritage and modernity. I wanted to create a piece that celebrates this.”

 

The Tiffany and Co. X Daniel Arsham collaboration is already available in Tiffany & Co. boutiques.

 

 

Read also > A SHORT HISTORY OF LUXURY: FROM AUDREY HEPBURN TO JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ, THE CRAZY SAGA OF TIFFANY & CO.

 

Featured photo : © Tiffany and Co. X Daniel Arsham

Passionnée par l’art et la mode, Hélène s’oriente vers une école de stylisme: l’Atelier Chardon-Savard. Elle complète ensuite sa formation par un MBA en Marketing à l’ISG. Elle a écrit pour le magazine Do it in Paris et se spécialise en rédaction d’articles concernant le luxe, l’art et la mode au sein de Luxus +.

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