Van Cleef & Arpels collaborates with French artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet, winner of the 2017 Van Cleef & Arpels’ Grand Prix Design Parade Toulon , to celebrate the vitality of nature in its boutiques.
For this collaboration, the young talent has reinterpreted the Maison’s cherished theme of flowers, combining them with the vases that are a recurrent motif in his own work. Stems and petals – cut out and reassembled into colorful compositions – seem to emerge from curved sculptures, which also hold the jewels. Created by Alexandre Benjamin Navet in pencil at his Paris studio, the original design reflects the artist’s attachment to spontaneous outlines and explosions of vivid, luminous color.
Mirroring this sketchbook feel, Navet’s vision is brought to life in Van Cleef & Arpels’ boutiques through a large-format interior design concept: a joyful blend of pastel drawing and architecture where ample flowers and copious bouquets unfurl across facades and furnishings, as if nature had occupied the space during the night.
Come and discover these immersive gardens at the following Van Cleef & Arpels boutiques:
New York Flagship: August 26 - October 24
Boston: August 27 - October 26
Beverly Hills: September 4 - October 19
Chicago: October 1 - November 23