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.
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.
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.
“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.
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Featured photo : © Tiffany and Co. X Daniel Arsham
Passionnée depuis son plus jeune âge par l’art et la mode, Hélène s’oriente vers une école de stylisme, l’Atelier Chardon-Savard à Paris, avec une option Communication. Afin d’ajouter des cordes à son arc, elle décide de compléter sa formation par un MBA en Management du Luxe et Marketing Expérientiel à l’Institut Supérieur de Gestion à Paris dont elle sort diplômée en 2020. Elle a notamment écrit des articles lifestyle et beauté pour le magazine Do it in Paris et se spécialise en rédaction d’articles concernant le luxe, l’art et la mode au sein du magazine Luxus Plus.********** [EN] Passionate about art and fashion from a young age, Hélène went to a fashion design school, Atelier Chardon-Savard in Paris, with a Communication option. In order to add more strings to her bow, she decided to complete her education with an MBA in Luxury Management and Experiential Marketing at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris from which she graduated in 2020. She has written lifestyle and beauty articles for Do it in Paris magazine and specializes in writing articles about luxury, art and fashion for Luxus Plus magazine.