Arsham designed a limited-edition lock including a diamond, a 18 karat white gold and one carat of green tsavorite stones pave lock bracelet housed inside a bronze eroded lock sculpture.
“After spending time at the Tiffany Archives I created the lock as an Icon and case for the bracelet. The top of the lock is designed to be removed before unveiling the bracelet inside. I have also designed a custom Tiffany Blue crate that the work comes in, including the hand signed certificate and Tiffany x Arsham Studio Art handling Gloves,”Arsham explains. “With much of my work, especially the editions, the packaging and enclosure that holds the actual item, in this case, the bracelet, becomes part of the experience in some way.”
The padlock is an archival motif for Tiffany’s that dates back to the 1800s. Some of the jeweler’s latest releases, like the bangles in the Lock Collection, are fashioned after them. The padlock is also an expression of Arsham’s “Future Relics” aesthetic, which is highly acclaimed by art fans, that reimagines contemporary objects through the lens of “an imagined future.”
and Arsham’s new padlock sculpture and bangle set will come in a custom-made Tiffany Blue art-handling crate with metal hardware, all for $59,000. An additional Blue box also comes with your purchase that holds dual-branded white handling gloves. The complete set will be available at select Tiffany & Co. stores globally on December 1.
Daniel Arsham chose Instagram to tease his collaboration with Tiffany & Co. It’s the latest high-profile project that was announced since LVMH boss Bernard Arnault’s son Alexandre was appointed as executive vice-president of product and communications at the jewellery brand.