From elegant birds and feathers to puppies and cats, not to mention the iconic fluttering butterflies, nature has always been a major source of inspiration for Van Cleef & Arpels — an area in which the 100-year-old jeweller continues to excel after a century. For its latest high jewellery collection, however, the Maison has decided to take on a new chapter with a series of captivating creations that celebrate the diverse beauty of the animal kingdom.
The collection, named L’Arche de Noé, brings to life a diverse range of species that inhabit the earth, including mischievous monkeys, bounding kangaroos and galloping horses, all inspired by a Jan Brueghel the Elder painting that features the legendary tale of Noah’s Ark.
To vividly present the collection, Van Cleef & Arpels commissioned acclaimed visual artist Robert Wilson to create an immersive installation showcasing the fine creations. Through the careful use of light along with stunning backdrops, he re-imagines a mythical adventure across the seas as he highlights over 40 beautiful pairs of jewelled animals that are all set to march onto the Ark.
In collaboration with Asia Society, Van Cleef & Arpels will bring the entire showcase to Hong Kong from 10–26 March, marking the first time the Maison has ever presented its high jewellery collection in our city. The installation, which will be hosted at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, will be open to the public and free of charge. For those who are interested, you can book your preferred date and time at vcaarchedenoe.hk.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2103 9511, asiasociety.org/hong-kong
This story is sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels.