Saturday, February 6, 2010

An Architectural Indulgence

After having a good little poke around the Tiffany&Co website, I came across another brilliant collaboration. This time with Canadian born, Avant Garde architect; Frank Gehry.

His cleaver and witty mind has been revolutionary to the concepts and aesthetics of architecture. Through shifting how we perceive a building, and challenging what we consider to look ‘correct’ plays a large role in his concepts. With buildings that look as if they will simply collapse, or are falling apart, Gehry defiantly shocks viewers. His major projects have included the renowned Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, The Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Experience Music Project in Seattle.

What I think is so cleaver about his collaboration with Tiffany&Co is that it masterfully combines both Gehry’s unique Architecture philosophies with Tiffany&Co’s sleek, sophisticated and chic aesthetic. With the idea of twisted, contorted and strained pieces, the jewellery is such a wonderful transition into smaller objects. All the aesthetic and conceptual integrity is at no point lost in the collection. A True collaboration!

Check it Out!!!!


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