For the first time ever the jewellery brand is holding a special exhibition to celebrate its 180 years in the business – but sadly for local fans of Tiffany & Co, it’s being held very far from home.
Tiffany & Co's Vision & Virtuosity exhibition will take place in September 2019
While born in Brooklyn, Connecticut and headquartered in New York City, Tiffany & Co is heading all the way to Shanghai, China to host its very first exhibition in late 2019.
The event will celebrate the long history of the jewellers which was originally founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in 1837. At the forefront for collectors, industry insiders and jewellery lovers alike, the exhibition will present unmissable items such as unusual objects from the archives and original sketches.
Titled Vision & Virtuosity, it has been curated in such a way to divide up the past of Tiffany into six distinct phases.
The jeweller’s CEO Alessandro Bogliolo said: Vision & Virtuosity is a tribute to Tiffany & Co which has stood for masterful craftsmanship and innovative design since Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his company in New York City in 1837. These two values – vision and virtuosity – lie at the heart of Tiffany & Co. and this exhibition represents the best of our brand.”
Chief Artistic Officer Reed Krakoff added: “There are many incredible objects in The Tiffany Archives that we draw inspiration from and we are constantly finding ways to reinvent and reinterpret them for our designs today. With this exhibition, we honour the past and show how beauty and masterful craftsmanship are timeless and always relevant.”
So if you do happen to be in Shanghai between September 23rd and November 10th 2019, be sure to check it out at the Fosun Foundation, a centre located in the Bund Finance Center.