The main dining room of Beefbar in TriBeCa.
Photo: Francis Amiand

The Artful Life: 5 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From the long-awaited Beefbar location in TriBeCa to the first-ever exhibition dedicated to Daniel Arsham’s photography

Tiffany & Co. Sixteen Stone Ring. Photo: Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

An archival window display by Gene Moore. Photo: Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

1. Tiffany & Co. Celebrates Iconic Jewelry Collections with Bold New Campaign

While Tiffany & Co. may have captured the public’s consciousness in past decades with its iconic silverware and coveted diamond engagement rings, the heart of the esteemed American brand today is centered around these definitive collections: Lock, T, Knot, HardWear, and the Jean Schlumberger by Tiffany Sixteen Stone ring. This month, a dazzling new campaign shot by trailblazing photographer Dan Tobin Smith puts these key collections in the spotlight with an artful twist. The project was inspired by a selection of window displays created by the legendary Tiffany & Co. window designer Gene Moore, who was at the house for some 40 years. Moore’s window dressings at the time were so fanciful and imaginative that passersby along the Fifth Avenue store were often stopped in their tracks. Rendered in the signature Tiffany Blue, the new ads feature Moore’s playful, surrealistic motifs such as floating hands and suspended buildings in a wonderful ode to the past. —Lucy Rees

Designer Charlotte Moss wearing the Charlotte dress from her collection with Ibu Movement. Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Moss and Ibu Movement

Paloma earrings, large horn Sphere necklace, and Square horn bangle from the Charlotte Moss for Ibu Movement collection. Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Moss and Ibu Movement

2. Charlotte Moss Debuts Fashion Collaboration to Support Female Artisans

The multifaceted interiors created by Charlotte Moss often draw from a variety of inspiring sources and layer patterns and prints to decadent degree. Now, the designer and author is lending her timeless style to a second collection with Ibu Movement, a global marketplace supporting female artisans. The new spring pieces capture the exotic allure of Morocco with embroidered dresses and jackets in shades of lavender, chartreuse, rose-pink, as well as an elegant creamy beige. Additionally, Moss added a vibrant group of accessories to this season’s introductions, including stunning sculptural gold jewelry in gorgeous forms like gingko leaves, crafted by Alma Joyeria in Colombia, as well as horn cuffs by Belart in Vietnam. “A good collaboration is always a great learning experience,” says Moss. “To start with an idea and see it evolve through the knowledge, expertise, and the hand of others is an amazing opportunity and it always makes me look at my vintage items with an eye to the possibilities.” —Jill Sieracki

Photo: Daniel Arsham

Photo: Daniel Arsham

3. Daniel Arsham Opens Inaugural Photography Exhibition at Fotografiska New York

Spanning two decades of work, Daniel Arsham’s new exhibition of never-before-seen photographs is now on view at Fotografiska New York. A departure from his pop culture–inspired sculptures and innovative design objects, this collection of 25 photographs is the first time his work in the medium will be the subject of an exhibition. The hauntingly beautiful images depict looming mountain peaks and romantic cityscapes, juxtaposing the natural and urban landscapes. “Daniel Arsham’s photographs are an undiscovered key to the rest of his artistic practice, providing a window into his sculpture, design, and his many collaborations with brands,” says Phoebe Weinstein, Exhibitions Manager at Fotografiska New York. “His photographs are detailed studies of impermanence, materiality, and space over the 20 years that Daniel has been taking photographs.” On view until June 14, “Daniel Arsham: Phases” is accompanied by a monograph of his photography published by Perrotin. —Stefanie Li

Main dining room at BeefBar. Photo: Francis Amiand

4. Beefbar Restaurant Unveils First U.S Location in TriBeCa

Beefbar, the elegant restaurant originating in Monaco in 2005, is opening its first U.S. location in TriBeCa on April 4. Boasting a sense of theatrical drama, the sprawling light-filled space has been masterfully designed by Humbert & Poyet founders Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet, capturing the city’s grandeur and scale in a dazzling Art Deco setting. Located at the former Nobu location at 105 Hudson Street, Beefbar New York occupies some 6,000 square feet, featuring a thoughtful blend of wood, marble, leather, Murano glass, and antique mirrors. The restaurant also boasts special design touches like hand carved plaster walls and an ornate plaster bas-relief. Setting itself apart for its focus on meat, the menu has been expertly curated by Beefbar Executive Chef Thierry Paludetto and Peter Jin. Against windows showcasing beef from around the world, guests can  enjoy the most exclusive cuts as well as experience flavorful street food. Highlight dishes include the rock corn, ribeye ham on cracker, smoked beef amatriciano, quesadillas, crispy rice and gyozas—and make sure to order the Beefbar Mezcalita or Milk Punch. —L.R.

The Seattle Space Needle. Photo: Hufton & Crow

5. Olson Kundig’s New Book Spotlights Seattle Space Needle Restoration

Soaring more than 500 feet in the sky, Seattle’s Space Needle has been synonymous with the Washington city’s skyline since it debuted during the 1962 World’s Fair. A few years ago, on the cusp of the landmark’s 60th birthday, celebrated architecture firm Olson Kundig completed a $100 million renovation of the skyscraper, garnering international acclaim and winning them the AIA’s National Architecture Honor Award in 2022. Now, the studio has released New Heights (Images Publishing Group), which explores how the team led by Alan Maskin and Blair Payson redesigned the building’s core and shell with sense of transparency that enhanced the city vistas. “We set out to make a new form of observation architecture,” says Maskin. “One that would connect visitors to the expansive vistas of the region in ways that were outside the realm of the predictable, the safe, and the expected.” Filled with visually arresting photos, the tome offers a behind-the-scenes look at the project’s myriad innovations and triumphs from an insider’s expert vantage point. —Geoffrey Montes

Cover: The main dining room of Beefbar in TriBeCa.
Photo: Francis Amiand


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