Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Frank Gehry for Tiffany

Architect Frank Gehry has designed a new line of jewelry for Tiffany & Co. Joining the Elsa Peretti and Paloma Picasso signature collections, Gehry’s work is bold but graceful and striking yet subtle. There is a sharp resemblance to his buildings, and his talent for making strong shapes soft produces very sensual results.

Frank Gehry designs for TiffanyAvailable only in Tokyo, London, New York and Los Angeles initially, the full collection will appear in more stores and online this summer. Materials range from the expected Sterling silver and yellow gold to the exotic black gold, cocholong stone and pernambuco wood. There will be several pieces in each motif, and the pendants from equus, fold and orchid should be especially stunning. Prices range from the hundreds to the hundreds of thousands. Pictured clockwise from top left are samples from orchid, fish, torque, fold and equus.

4 Comments:

At 10:58 PM, Blogger lerjia said...

very beautiful, paul! the 8 minute short film on Tiffany's site about the project is quite interesting. It presents perspectives from various artists on Gehry's work, and depicts the process of Gehry's jewelry design using the female form as context.

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger Lucaso said...

Interesting but I think it's the woman in the picture that makes the jewelry personally...ha ha. It's definately art.

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At 11:23 PM, Blogger paul said...

Elaine is right. The movie is worth watching. It gives you a good sense of the way Gehry tackles new projects.

 
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