VAN CLEEF & ARPELS: THE ART OF MOVEMENT | London, The Design Museum

Featuring almost a hundred creations from Van Cleef & Arpels’ patrimonial collection, numerous archive documents and lender masterpieces, this free exhibition illustrates the French High Jewelry Maison’s constant quest to impart movement into precious materials. Visitors can book in advance, for free, for a tight, 45-minute guided tour that brings the immense craftsmanship of these exquisite, historic pieces to life.

Van Cleef & Arpels has constantly blended the excellence of its High Jewellery savoir-faire with great delicacy of vision in order to imbue the most precious materials with lightness and dynamism. Notable for their unique designs, their three-dimensional volume and their composition, the creations showcased stand out as manifestos of the Art of Movement.

Amongst a selection of pieces from the Maison’s patrimonial collection, archives documents and private collector’s creations, this exhibition draws visitors into a dreamlike world of movement and harmony.

This artistic journey is divided into four themes: “Nature Alive”, “Dance”, “Elegance” and “Abstract Movements”. Each highlights a facet of motion explored by Van Cleef & Arpels since its foundation in 1906.

Free admission. Book online for a free guided tour, 23 September to 20 October 2022.

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