In my last article Last Quarter, I explained how to end the year serenely, well why not go see this magnificent and free exhibition “Florae”, at the Hôtel d'Evreux, Place Vendôme in Paris, until November 14, 2021.
Organised by Van Cleef & Arpels in collaboration with Japanese photographer Mika Ninagawa and architect Tsuyoshi Tane.
On the theme of flowers - and you know how important they were at my Solo Wedding in Santorini (reread my article Flowers) - the jewels on display, or should I say the artworks as they are so incredible, come from the private collection of Van Cleef & Arpels.
Obviously, we’re talking about pieces of fine jewellery encrusted with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other precious stones and materials, some of which belonged to princesses ...
Mika Ninagawa, born in Tokyo in 1972, is a world-renowned Japanese photographer and director. She has worked with many famous artists and won prestigious awards around the world.
Her universe is pop, colourful, dreamlike and is inspired by nature's beauty.
A magnificent association between her photos and the jewels presented.
All this magnified by an aesthetically luminous presentation by Tsuyoshi Tane, Japanese architect and scenographer.
Here, he chooses to make us move through a plant labyrinth in an intimate atmosphere.
You quickly feel possessed by this unique garden, you lose your bearings and surprise yourself to gather nectar from flower to flower (from photography or jewellery) ...
And how not to dream in front of so much beauty, poetry and brilliance (besides, it wasn’t always easy to take pictures because it shone so bright!).
I can imagine myself perfectly with one of these necklaces around my neck ...
Don't forget to book your time slot online before your visit: LINK
And you can always count on the house's watch collection to inspire you to be on time for the rest of your life!
I’d like to thank Van Cleef & Arpels for their kindness and generosity, and for giving us once again access to their incredible talent and know-how.
A video at the end of the article to tell you even more about this magnificent exhibition.
And to come on October 21, an exciting online conference by L’ECOLE School of Jewelry Arts "The four seasons of the Jewelry Garden" broadcast live from the Florae exhibition!
Register here, it's free: LINK.
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Have a fabulous week!
Love & Joy,
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