Through August, Van Cleef & Arpels New York Flagship boutique will display creations by French designer Arthur Hoffner. Winner of the People’s Choice award at the 2017 Villa Noailles Design Parade (France), of which Van Cleef & Arpels is a partner, and featured in an exhibition the following year, Hoffner has collaborated with the Maison to design an installation around the PerléeTM collection. A serie of vases combining gilded brass spheres, aluminum tubes and blocks of marble come together in a precarious composition that appears to defy the laws of gravity.
When the Maison first encountered the young designer, a rapport materialized immediately between his designs and the Perlée universe. “There is a pronounced kinship between my work and the imaginative vision conveyed by this collection, its colors and composition. The interplay of moving shapes and joyful hues resonates with my own experiments.” says Arthur Hoffner.
Hoffner also imagined decors to present the Perlée collection in the boutique’s exterior display windows, based on this installation. Finally, an assortment of sculptures offering a broader vision of his work will be on view in the boutique, each exhibiting unexpected blends of materials and everyday objects.
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