Tiffany & Co. revealed the results of collaboration with New York artist and sculptor Daniel Arsham. As part of the collaboration, the artist created 49 sculptures dedicated to the iconic Tiffany blue box, which is one of the main symbols of the brand.
Arsham’s use of bronze is a nod to Tiffany & Co.’s craftsmanship techniques, which he discovered at the New York brand’s archives. Each piece opens up to reveal a limited-edition Tiffany Knot x Arsham Studio bracelet. Crafted from 18k white gold, the bangle is hand-set with diamonds and tsavorite, the vivid green gemstone that Tiffany & Co. introduced to the world in 1974. The bracelet design, however, is newer. It’s a part of the new Tiffany Knot collection, which was unveiled last month through a campaign starring The Queen’s Gambit star, Anya Taylor-Joy.
“I always gravitate towards items that are immediately culturally recognizable. The Tiffany Blue Box has that power,” said Arsham on the collaboration. “I wanted to address it in a way different than how it was originally intended by giving it a distressed, aged quality which represents its history, how much of a fixture it is in our world today, and how it will continue to be relevant decades, even centuries from now.”
The sculptures in the form of Tiffany boxes are a continuation of the artist's famous series of works called Future Archeological, in which Arsham immerses modern objects in the context of an imaginary future. That painting is now showcased at the Tiffany Flagship in New York. From 9 September, the store will also offer the Daniel Arsham x Tiffany & Co. collaboration on top of showcasing a large-scale installation of Arsham’s work for collectors and customers alike to marvel at.