In Milano, the Zodiaque collection inspires the Creative Academy 

April 17, 2023

In Milano, the Zodiac collection inspires the Creative Academy. Van Cleef & Arpels.

To expose the talents of the Creative Academy students, Van Cleef & Arpels supports a Zodiac exhibition project in Milano from April 17th to 23rd.


Creative Academy is a corporate design school founded in 2003 by Richemont, specialised in the design of jewellery, watches and accessories. The school offers the master of arts in design and applied arts, a postgraduate course that trains each year twenty young creative talents coming from around the world. 


This year, in partnership with the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d'Arts, Creative Academy students imagined a Zodiac exhibition, led by Tonino Negri, one of the great masters of the contemporary ceramics. On this occasion, the four fundamental elements, fire, earth, air and water are joined by a fifth: ceramic. The exhibition is completed by an immersive stage setting: twelve majestic sculptures hold the objects from the collection, allowing visitors to experience a 'face-to-face' with their own zodiac sign. This special encounter is framed by the Sala Azzurra of Palazzo Litta, a symbolic building of the Milanese Baroque style.


Zodiac also brings its mystery to the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique in via Monte Napoleone, with the unrepeatable opportunity to discover six more works from the exhibition. In this exclusive location, the evocative atmosphere of Palazzo Litta is recreated, with six imposing statues displaying the design objects resulting from the synergy between the Creative Academy students and master craftsman Tonino Negri, in dialogue with Van Cleef & Arpels' Zodiaque Jewellery collection

  • In Milano, the Zodiaque collection inspires the Creative Academy


    Date: April 17th to 23rd, 2023

    Opening hours: 10:00am to 7:30pm

    Location: Van Cleef & Arpels boutique, Via Monte Napoleone, 10, 20121, Milano, Italy