Light & Time by Daniel Arsham for Hublot.
Photo: Hublot

The Artful Life: 6 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From Daniel Arsham’s new installation in the Swiss Alps to Tiffany & Co.’s latest capsule collection featuring rare pearls

Bird on a Pearl pendant. Photo: Courtesy of Tiffany and Co.

1. Tiffany & Co. Debuts “Bird on a Pearl” Collection

This exclusive new high-jewelry capsule collection from Tiffany & Co. was created with extraordinary saltwater pearls from Mr. Hussein Al Fardan’s private collection. Featuring natural pearls sourced from the Gulf region—said to be the world’s rarest and most beautiful—the collection was recently unveiled to much fanfare in Doha, Qatar. Highlights include the striking Bird on a Rock pendant featuring baroque, button, and round pearls on a pendant, earrings, and rings. (The concept of setting a gem-studded bird on a stone came from Jean Schlumberger, one of the leading jewelry designers of the 20th century who was best known for his trailblazing Tiffany designs.) There is also a dazzling three-strand necklace of graduated natural saltwater white cream pearls totaling 316 carats. —Lucy Rees

Sorelle designed by Meyer Davis. Photo: Courtesy Meyer Davis

Sorelle designed by Meyer Davis. Photo: Courtesy Meyer Davis

2. Design Firm Meyer Davis Crafts Dreamy Restaurant in Charleston 

Transforming a trio of townhouses in the historic area of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, design firm Meyer Davis teamed up with Beemok Hospitality Collection (BHC) and the Mina Group to conceptualize elegant interiors for the city’s newest dining hotspot, Sorelle. Taking over three floors, the restaurant features numerous spaces including a personal mercato, central bar, wine room, pizza bar, pasta counter, and grand dining room. For the design, the team kept the building’s original moldings, which are complemented by elevated finishings and details such as a Calacatta Monet marble bar found on the top floor and hand-painted walls by MJ Atelier in the dining area. The menu, spearheaded by James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Mina, fuses Italian cuisine with Southern influence through dishes such as the Scarola side dish made with braised Greens, calabrian chili, and sorrento lemon, as well as line-caught swordfish served piccata-style with Sicilian capers and brown butter. —Shelby Black

Katsushika Hokusai, Waterwheel at Onden (Onden no suisha), from the series "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjûrokkei)," 1830-31. Photo: Courtesy of the Art of Japan

3. Asia Week New York Returns for 14th Edition

Spring in New York signals the return of Asia Week New York (AWNY), the weeklong celebration of Asian art in Manhattan. Now in its 14th year, the annual event takes place from March 16 to 24 and encompasses special sales at the leading auction houses, exhibitions at top galleries and museums, alongside fascinating lectures and special events. There are 26 participating dealers, as well six auction houses taking part, including Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Doyle, Heritage Auctions, and Lark Mason Associates at iGavel. —L.R.

Light & Time by Daniel Arsham for Hublot. Photo: Hublot

4. Daniel Arsham Crafts a Snowy Installation in the Swiss Alps for Hublot

As if he wasn’t busy enough, multidisciplinary artist Daniel Arsham (one of Galerie’s 2020 Creative Minds) has been named the newest brand ambassador for luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot. To commemorate the appointment, Arsham took to the famed Matterhorn peak in the Swiss Alps to conceive a monumental sundial carved directly into the ice. Titled Light & Time, the 65-foot-wide installation features a quartz-shaped obelisk in the center and nods to Hublot’s Big Bang timepiece, with six ice-block screws on the bezel. For those in town, the best view of this stunning work of land art can be had by hitting the ski lift at the Zermatt resort. —Geoffrey Montes

Pieces from Liaigre's new Upcrafted collection. Photo: Courtesy of Liaigre

5. Liaigre Introduces First Collection of Upcycled Decorative Objets

Attention to materiality is a hallmark of Liaigre’s furniture collections. Now, the noble atelier has debuted its first array of decorative home goods made from leather remnants and leftover stone. Produced in collaboration with French haute couture artisans, the limited-edition pieces include a tray constructed with layers of colored leathers bound with brushed chrome or black patinated ends; a tear-shaped door stop of sculpted marble and bronze; and a coral-like vase of melded leather petals, their raised seams highlighted in tinted wax. “The Upcrafted collection is from a creative awareness that relies on resourcefulness,” says Liaigre Creative Director Frauke Meyer of the works which are currently on view at Liaigre’s showroom in New York’s NoMad neighborhood. “The thought-provoking pieces of this unique collection represent a step toward a new understanding of working with natural materials that value sustainability to provide answers to a global situation. Our commitment to sustainability drives us to maximize every opportunity, turning scraps into timeless pieces of art. The Upcrafted collection pushes the boundaries of what is possible, and, in this case, it is not ‘form follows function’ but ‘function follows form.’” —Jill Sieracki

Dreaming at Sunset (2022) print by Hiba Schahbaz Photo: Courtesy of Art for Change

6. Art for Change Celebrates Five Years with Exhibition at Kravets Wehby Gallery

Art for Change is celebrating half a decade of supporting emerging talent and other philanthropic initiatives with a spirited exhibition of the platform’s most iconic editions, both new and old. Covering the walls of Kravets Wehby Gallery in Chelsea are vivid prints by Danielle Orchard, Kour Pour, and Emily Furr, all of whom were part of the Art for Change x Galerie collaboration that launched in November. The exhibition inaugurates a newly released hand-embellished canvas print from multidisciplinary artist Olivier Souffrant, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the International Rescue Committee in support of the natural disaster relief efforts in Turkey and Syria. “5 Years: An Art for Change Survey” will be on view until March 25. —Stefanie Li

Cover: Light & Time by Daniel Arsham for Hublot.
Photo: Hublot


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