RIYADH: French luxurious jewellery model Van Cleef & Arpels is holding an exhibition in Riyadh that includes creations beforehand owned by Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Egypt’s Queen Nazli and Princess Fawzia.
The “Van Cleef & Arpels: Time, Nature, Love” exhibition, hosted on the Nationwide Museum of Saudi Arabia, opened its doorways to the general public on Jan. 19 and can run for 3 months.
The immersive exhibition invitations attendees to discover the Van Cleef & Arpels universe, showcasing the bespoke craftsmanship, main designs and artistry which have characterised the excessive jewellery maison’s historical past.
This primary-of-its-kind exhibition within the Kingdom options round 280 items of bijou, watches and treasured objects created for the reason that maison’s founding in 1906. These uncommon creations have been fastidiously chosen underneath the curation of Alba Cappellieri, professor of bijou design at Milan Polytechnic College and president of the Milano Style Institute. The gathering is themed in line with three sections devoted to the notions of time, nature and love.
Nicolas Bos, president and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, informed Arab Information: “What I actually count on and look ahead to doing along with the staff of the museum is to cater to very extensive audiences. So not solely jewellery consultants or connoisseurs however actually anyone that has a curiosity for jewellery and ornamental arts.”
Bos mentioned that the message Van Cleef & Arpels needs to convey by this collaboration is that jewellery is a magical and thrilling type of artwork.
“Whatever the worth, value and rarity, you see the expression of expertise, the fantastic thing about the stones, nice inspirations, dialogue with different types of artwork and tradition that typically are sudden,” Bos added.
Alongside excessive jewellery, over 90 archival paperwork, sketches and gouache designs are on show.
Director-Common of the Nationwide Museum of Saudi Arabia Laila Al-Faddagh informed Arab Information that this collaboration between the museum and the jewellery home stems from a shared imaginative and prescient and curiosity.
We’re having year-long applications … we need to welcome everybody.
Laila Alfaddagh, Director basic, Nationwide Museum of Saudi Arabia
“Van Cleef & Arpels are superb at preserving their archival items, and so they’re superb at selling them. And that’s one thing that museums do, and that commonality was what inspired this partnership,” Al-Faddagh mentioned.
Along with the big selection of timeless items, the exhibition reaffirms a few of Van Cleef & Arpels’ elementary values, significantly creation, transmission and schooling, by an in depth program that features talks with regional and worldwide audio system, workshops for each adults and kids, in addition to different interactive academic actions.
Al-Faddagh informed Arab Information: “The applications will not be going to finish with this exhibition. We’re having year-long applications, and I would like everybody to really feel comfy and excited to go to us as a result of we need to welcome everybody.”
L’ECOLE, College of Jewellery Arts, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, will supply programs, workshops and talks given by its professors on the next matters: “Nature: The Inspiration for Structure,” “The Secret Language of Flowers,” and “The Philosophy Behind Love.” A number of famend worldwide audio system have additionally been requested to offer the talks: “Saudi Arabia’s Affect in Native Business” and “The Secrets and techniques of Sentimental Jewels.”
Based at Paris’ 22 Place Vendome in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels got here into being following diamond-cutter Alfred Van Cleef’s marriage to Estelle Arpels in 1895. Van Cleef & Arpels perpetuates a particular fashion that has produced quite a few signatures. Amongst them are the Thriller Set method, the minaudiere, the transformable zip necklace and the Alhambra motif.