The arrival of spring signifies the renewal of life as flowers are in full bloom, proudly exhibiting their magnificence to the world. The vibrate colors, delicate petals and ephemeral nature, have all the time impressed artists all through the ages. The obsession to seize the essence of floras and fauna is a design troupe that by no means will get previous—it’s everlasting. And to encapsulate this fascination for Mom Nature’s creation, Van Cleef & Arpels have made it their mission to replicate this fineness of their assortment of jewelry.
Final 12 months, the French jeweller remodeled their boutiques right into a garden-themed sanctuary with the assistance of French artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet, the place his clever designs crammed the inside of the Maison. In persevering with the theme of flowers, a short lived exhibition, “LIGHT OF FLOWERS”, will likely be held at Daikanyama T-SITE GARDEN GALLERY. Japanese flower artist Atsunobu Katagiri has created an set up taking inspiration from the fantastical world of Van Cleef & Arpels.
“A flower blooming within the desert proves to the world that adversity, regardless of how nice, may be overcome.” — Matshona Dhliwayo
As we proceed to navigate via the pandemic, the robust vitality of flowers is a form reminder of the higher occasions forward the place we are going to as soon as once more bloom once more. The creations by Van Cleef & Arpels, whether or not it’s the Frivole or the Alhambra, are nestled inside Katagiri’s masterful set up. Together with contemporary flowers, the purpose of the exhibition is to “spotlight their ephemeral, stunning life, making a noble, light-filled universe.”
“I like and even really feel near Van Cleef & Arpels’ imaginative and prescient of jewelry elevating pure flowers into miniature artistic endeavors. These valuable creations, made by craftsmen who respect nature, render the flowers’ delicacy in an everlasting type,” says Katagiri of the partnership with the French jeweller. “I look ahead to opening this exhibition which levels the dialogue between the Maison’s creations and my work with flowers, as Van Cleef & Arpels and I share the identical philosophy and respect for nature.”
Other than the exhibition, workshops and talks are additionally held. Head over to Van Cleef & Arpels’ Ginza boutique to catch a glimpse of the floral window show that Katagiri has carried out previous to visiting the exhibition.
Van Cleef & Arpels Exhibition: “LIGHT OF FLOWERS”
Date: April 22 to Might 9, 2021
Time: 11am to 8pm
Location: Daikanyama T-SITE GARDEN GALLERY
For extra data, go to the Van Cleef & Arpels web site.
All photos courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels.