Italian luxury brand Bvlgari will open an exclusive virtual world on Zepeto, Asia’s biggest metaverse platform. Running from August 31, 2022, it will include a pop-up store ‘Bvlgari Sunset in Jeju’ and provide visitors with online and offline experiences.
The pop-up store and a café, physically located in Parnas Hotel Jeju, South Korea, are virtually created in Bvlgari Zepeto World so visitors can experience and have fun without visiting the real location. Bvlgari Zepeto World showcases 2022 Bvlgari Resort Collection inspired by the summer sky with hues of gold and warm apricot in Eden, and visitors can enjoy desserts and beverages at ‘Bvlgari Sunset in Jeju’, an epitome of the brand’s identity.
In particular, the virtual world has added some fun elements for its users. For instance, when visitors complete a quest, they will receive Bvlgari Resort Collection and signature accessory pieces and dress their avatars. Users can experience the brand by dressing their avatars with iconic B.zero1, Divas’ Dream and Serpenti collection pieces.
In addition, Blackpink Lisa, the brand’s global ambassador, will host a virtual live event on August 31, which is already receiving a lot of attention. Her avatar will enjoy various interactive experiences with fans on the virtual Bvlgari world including taking selfies.
Zepeto, a metaverse platform run by Naver Z, has more than 320 million users in the world since its launch in August 2018. 80% of users are teenagers, as such, the platform is cementing its position as a popular playground for global generation Z in the era of metaverse.
Bvlgari jewellery, watches and accessoiries are available at Bvlgari boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Bvlgari.
French Maison Chaumet is presenting its new exhibition, Botanical, at the Beaux-Arts de Paris until September 4. The exhibition proposes a striking dialogue between the Maison’s exceptional jewelry creations and a botanical vision that resonates with all forms of art, creating an immersive experience that recounts the beauty of plants across 7,000 years of art.
Celebrating nature in art, the Botanical exhibition features nearly 400 artworks – paintings, sculptures, textiles, photographs and furniture – alongside a hundred jewelry pieces from Chaumet and other jewelers. Scientific works and creations by botanists and artists combine for a discovery of the extraordinary beauty of nature. Maria Merian and Émile Gallé are joined by Delacroix, Arcimboldo and Monet, as well as Redouté, Eva Jospin, Le Corbusier and Anna Atkins. To curate the exhibition, Chaumet called on Marc Jeanson, botanical director of the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech.
Nature and botanical motifs figure at the heart of Chaumet’s heritage. The exhibition fuses jewelry-making savoir-faire and art history in the exceptional setting of the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Chaumet has enjoyed a special relationship with the school for many years and has provided funding for the ‘Dessin Extra Large’ chair since its creation in 2020.
The Chaumet Botanical exhibition is open to the public by reservation from Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm-8pm. More information come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.
The marvelous Italian jeweller brings its distinctive design to Austria as it announces the opening of its boutique in Vienna Kohlmarkt, located in the historic city center. The boutique is a timeless vision of the Eternal City, showcasing sublime Italian craftsmanship – building a relationship between tradition and innovation. The creative vision of Peter Marino combines precious materials and iconic design, highlighting the brand’s obsession with brilliance.
The new boutique at Kohlmarkt 4 is characterized by Roman design with the typical Bvlgari elements such as the portal and the golden star. Based on the iconic main building in Via Condotti 10 in Rome, colors of boutique design and marble elements dominate. A tribute to the brand’s Mediterranean roots. Bvlgari ‘Master of Colored Gemstones’ is inspired by the rich history of his home country and the colorful Italian soul.
The interpretation of the majestic symbols of the city of Rome can also be found in the exquisite jewelry, watches, accessories and perfume creations, bringing Italy to Austria. In the new boutique you can find the iconic designs made in the Bvlgari manufactures in Italy and Switzerland, such as the jewelry lines B.zero1 and Serpenti, women’s watches from the Serpenti and men’s watches from the Octo collection, as well as handmade accessories.
Here, too, star architect Peter Marino, who designed the parent companies of Dior or Louis Vuitton, for example, had his fingers in the game. The store is characterized by eclecticism and reflects noble materials, textures and a sophisticated lighting concept. As soon as you enter the new boutique, you have the feeling of being in Rome. The façade with the iconic golden Bvlgari logo on a black background is typical of the design concept developed by Peter Marino.
Bvlgari Kohlmarkt 4 Vienna, Austria
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Collectors, influencers and fans will converge at Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers for the upcoming week of luxury auctions and exhibitions beginning on June 18. This landmark series of events showcases a dazzling array of Louis Vuitton Luggage & Trunks, Jewelry & Fine Watches, Stage & Screen Memorabilia and Photographs.
Doyle is pleased to present this exciting auction showcasing over 100 lots of luxurious trunks, suitcases, bags and other items by the legendary firm Louis Vuitton. Explore the wide range of rare designs spanning the era of the grand trans-Atlantic liners to the modern jet age. And be sure to take a few ‘travel pics’ at the exhibition!
Photographs | Auction June 21
Trace the history of the photographic genre through fine examples spanning early photography to contemporary works. Featured are an important large-scale print by Andreas Gursky and Edward Weston’s Fiftieth Anniversary Portfolio, as well as photographs by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Bruce Davidson, Vivian Maier, Robert Mapplethorpe and Karl Struss.
Fine & Important Jewelry | Auction June 23
Marvel at the glittering array of diamond and colored stone rings and stylish jewelry by such prestigious makers as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bvlgari, Oscar Heyman and Tiffany & Co. Among the fine watches for ladies and gentlemen are exceptional examples by Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Cartier and Rolex.
Stage & Screen | Auction June 24
Join fans and collectors around the world vying for original drawings, stage and costume designs, photography, autographs and memorabilia celebrating Film, Theatre, Music and Dance. Highlights include Gershwin and Wizard of Oz memorabilia, original costume drawings by Edith Head, and property from the Estate of Academy Award-winning actress Celeste Holm.
Exhibition & Catalogues
The public is invited to the exhibitions on view Saturday, June 18 through Monday, June 20 from Noon until 5pm. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in New York City. Interested bidders across the country and around the world can conveniently browse the interactive auction catalogues and place bids online at Doyle.com.
About Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers
Founded in 1962, Doyle is one of the world’s foremost auctioneers and appraisers of jewelry, art, furniture, decorations, Asian works of art, coins, stamps, rare books and other categories. Headquartered in New York City, Doyle offers auctions throughout the year that attract a broad base of buyers and consignors from around the world. Doyle operates a network of regional offices and advisors across the nation, including Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Washington DC.
Dubai’s Damac Group has purchased celebrated Swiss jewellery brand, de Grisogono. The brand, which filed for bankruptcy early 2020, was identified by Hussain Sajwani, Founder and Chairman of the Damac Group, who became the top bidder amongst several others bidding for the acquisition.
Since its creation in 1993, de Grisogono has created an assertive and highly recognizable style that is expressed through its watch and jewellery collections.
De Grisogono has never ceased to produce pieces illustrating the excellence of the Jewellery Art. Technicity, noble materials, extreme attention to detail, use of the latest technologies, top-of-the-range finishes, all these conditions come together in the watchmaking workshops to give de Grisogono watches an exclusive character.
Each creation is unique, while at the same time bearing the distinctive signatures that reflect the spirit of the Swiss maison. Most known for its ‘Creation I’ necklace, which featured the largest D flawless diamond in the world and fetched a staggering $33.7 million at an auction in 2017, de Grisogono is a name synonymous with glamour. The jeweller has adorned many celebrities on the red-carpet including Hollywood actress Natalie Portman and supermodel Naomi Campbell.
“Keeping in line with our ambitions to expand our business into the luxury and high-end fashion realm, bidding for de Grisogono came to us naturally. A relatively young, but established brand it has immense potential that needs to be uncovered and leveraged. I believe that with Damac’s expertise and know-how, we will be able to bring the brand to a justifiable success, by strengthening its global development and network”, says Sajwani.
A Luxurious Undertaking
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, de Grisogono, was established in 1993 by Fawaz Gruosi. Over the past 30 years, the brand earned a reputation with its signature use of black diamonds.
Shortly after acquiring the Swiss brand, the Damac Group announced the launch of a twin-project featuring a design inspired by the well-known ‘Creation I’ design. Defining ‘The Nature of Luxury’, the project will bring to life the masterpiece that was created by founder, Grousi.
Safa One by de Grisogono will feature exclusive attractions such as cascading waterfalls, hanging gardens, and a manmade-beach on the podium level, as well as tropical features spread across the length and breadth of the towers. The interiors will resonate with de Grisogono’s signature style and the essence of emerald across private and public spaces, all adding to the brand’s ubiquitous luxury factor.
The project will feature two towers featuring luxury, as well as the ‘Prestige Collection’ super-luxury floors.
Paving a Plan for the Future
The Damac Group has been taking interest in expanding their portfolio by adding distressed luxury assets, to turn them over to profit-making investments. The acquisition comes closely after the Dubai-based billionaire purchased Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli in Q4 2019, and most recently winning the $120 million bid to acquire land in the upscale Miami neighbourhood of Surfside where the developer plans an ultra-luxurious Cavalli branded condominium project.
These acquisitions are part of the Group’s vision to extend its global footprints across sectors and geographies. Currently, the brand portfolio covers high-end fashion, luxury real estate, hospitality, and data centres among more, with a presence in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Anne Hathaway dazzles in Cannes in two sapphire marvels from the new Bvlgari Eden The Garden of Wonders collection. The actress — now introduced as the Maison’s newest brand ambassador — pairs the Mediterranean Reverie necklace with a matching ring, an opulent debut for a breathtaking collection inspired by the glorious gifts of nature.
Bvlgari jewelry and watches are available at Bvlgari boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Bvlgari.
Bvlgari returns to its Greek roots with a new Athens Boutique. A little-known fact, the Roman jeweler actually has roots in Greece. And, this year, the Italian Maison unveils its new, two-level boutique at 20 Voukourestiou Street, Athens.
Bvlgari founder Sotirios Bvlgari (1857) was born in the Epirus village of Paramythia, the largest Vlachophone center for silversmithing in the Balkans. In 1881 Sotirios Bvlgari moved to Rome and in 1884 he opened his first shop at 85 Via Sistina.
In 1905, his grandson opened the Via Condotti boutique that would become the flagship of the family business. In the early years, Bvlgari was known for his special silver pieces that borrowed elements from Byzantine and Islamic art and combined them with floral designs. These are still available in the boutiques to this day. The iconic jewelery and watches now dominate the jeweler’s range.
In the 1970s, Bvlgari boutiques opened in Paris, Monte Carlo, Geneva and New York. More boutiques have been opened worldwide in the following decades. Now Bvlgari returns to its Greek roots with a new boutique in Athens.
This year, the Italian Maison unveils its new two-storey boutique at 20 Voukourestiou Street, Athens. The interior represents a carefully curated mix of shared cultural origins. As you tour the new temple, see Roman classicism merging with Mediterranean heritage.
Spectacular marbles from Pavonazzetto to Breccia di Seravezza meet expertly crafted walnut woods and immaculate brass details – with iconic Bvlgari creations displayed beneath a large chandelier.
Here you will find Bvlgari’s iconic jewelry designs such as the Parentesi, Sepenti, B.zero1, Divas’ Dream, Bvlgari Bvlgari, and a bridal collection, executed in 18 ct gold or platinum. Watches such as the Octo, Bvlgari Bvlgari, Diagono and Haute Horlogerie creations for men, and for women the LVCEA, Serpenti, Divas’ Dream, Bvlgari Bvlgari, B.zero1 and ‘Haute Joaillerie’ watches are available in the boutique. As well as Bvlgari’s silverware..
Over the years, Bvlgari has crafted its unmistakable snake emblem into a variety of styles. The elegance and purity of this new geometric Serpenti Viper bracelet design shines in 18 kt white, rose and yellow gold. Discover the new Serpenti Viper bracelet at Bvlgari Boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful wold of Bvlgari.
Marking Tiffany and Co.’s 150th anniversary in London, ‘Vision & Virtuosity’, an astounding exhibition from this iconic jeweller, debuts at the Saatchi Gallery, London, from 10th June – 19th August, with complimentary tickets going live from this week.
Bringing over 400 objects from the House’s archives to London, the immersive exhibition is a celebration of Tiffany’s authority as the purveyor of the world’s finest diamonds and a showcase of how two core values—vision and virtuosity—have guided the House for 185 years.
A visual chronicle of the storied jeweller since its founding in New York City in 1837, the exhibition is split into seven different chapters. Visitors will journey through everything from archival high jewellery designs, Tiffany’s famed window displays and its recently acquired Empire Diamond of over 80 carats to important relics of popular culture such as the original script from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’.
An accompanying exhibition catalogue presents the exhibition’s highlights, showcasing creations by everyone from Louis Comfort Tiffany and Gene Moore to Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, John Loring, and the House’s most influential visionaries.
Additionally, an exclusive curation of artist collaborations and limited-release items in Tiffany Blue® will be available at the gift shop. Collaborations include T-shirts and hoodies designed by Daniel Arsham, Tiffany & Co. x Wilson® footballs, Quartersnacks skateboards, Mellow Gemini vases, Krink paint markers, Caran d’Ache pen and pencil sets and Bellocq tea sets.
A series of ‘Late’ evenings, events, talks and workshops will feature across the summer as part of the exhibition. Featuring experts from the worlds of jewellery, art, design, fashion and culture, visitors can get even closer to the jewellery, with some even being available for try-ons. A once in a life-time opportunity to experience some of the world’s most beautiful jewels up close. Details on the programme to be released in due course.
Complimentary tickets are available now through the Tiffany & Co. exhibition app where you can also discover exhibition highlights, exclusive content and more.
The new Piaget boutique in Rodeo Drive, which opened few days ago, showcase a magnificent facade, a unique interior designed in collaboration with a Californian designer, a new space modularity and an artistic collaboration to revive the Piaget society spirit.
Step inside Piaget’s new Rodeo Drive Boutique. On the outsie, the façade is inspired by Milanese Mesh, their artisanal mastery of gold weaving. On the inside, an immersive experience mixing art convival experiences with exhibitions curated with exhibitions curated in partnership with RAD.
Vitit now to discover the first of their series, modern pop artist Alia Penner and immerse yourself in Piaget’s Rodeo Drive Boutique. Come into the beautiful world of Piaget.