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Harumi Klossowska de Rola - Exhibition - Jan 23 to Feb 1 — January 13, 2017

Harumi Klossowska de Rola will present her new collection of jewels and objects, from January 23rd to February 1rst, at L'Ecole des Arts Joaillers.
Harumi Klossowska's jewels are animals which are at the same time alive and petrified, mysterious an familiar.  A world in which creatures spring into existence, out of wood and gold, dreamed up between Europe and Japan, tamed by the artist's mind, and then entrusted to the meticulousness of several Swiss French artisans. These works are unique, wild and delicate.

Ecole of Jewelry Arts - 31, rue Danielle-Casanova - from 2PM to 7PM, free access

CONVERSATION - A Jeweler during the Second Empire: The Maison Mellerio — December 2, 2016

L'Ecole offers a regularly scheduled program of Evening conversations, from 8pm to 10pm. These evenings give 60 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic.
 
The next Evening Conversation will be held in Paris on Thursday, December 15 and will be about a jeweler during the second empire: The Maison Mellerio
Nourished by the artistic and industrial effervescence of the Second Empire, the high society chose a jeweler of predilection: Mellerio. Let's discover a style, characteristic of the reign of Napoleon III.
 
Contributors : Emilie Bérard, Mellerio dits Meller Heritage director & Capucine Juncker, Journalist and Gemologist

 

 

Explore and Create : From French jewels to Japanese Lacquer — October 3, 2016

Two traditions, two Arts, two types of Savoir-Faire: French Jewelry and Japanese Urushi Lacquer. "Mains d’Or" (Golden Hands) from the High Jewelry Workshops of the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels and a Master of Urushi Laqueur initiate you into the secrets of their Art.

Seated at the jeweler’s bench, you work both with metal and with inlaid vegetable ivory, to create motifs on a butterfly jewel’s wings. In the lacquer workshop, using tools and materials from far away, you create your lacquered butterfly, praticing three of the lacquer master’s ancestral techniques: placing colors, Maki-e, and mosaics in mother of pearl.

This class is conducted by a Japanese lacquer instructor and a jeweler with many years’ experience in Van Cleef & Arpels’ workshops, along with an instructor.

 

 

CONVERSATION - Second Empire : Between Splendor and Extravagance — September 30, 2016

L'Ecole offers a regularly scheduled program of Evening conversations, from 8pm to 10pm. These evenings give 35 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic.
 
The next Evening Conversation will be held in Paris on Thursday, October 20 and will be about The Second Empire : Between Splendor and Extravagance.
 
Echoing the " Spectacular Second Empire " exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay, we propose to live again an era of great changes, both in the society and the artistic creation. Splendid and castigated, the reign of Napoleon III was nevertheless a prosperous age for luxury industries, particularly for jewelry.
 
Paul Paradis, Art Historian, specialist in French decorative arts and professor at L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels & Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian, graduate from the Ecole du Louvre and professor at L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels

Embark on a fantastic journey inspired by Noah’s Ark! — September 7, 2016

Embark on a fantastic journey inspired by Noah’s Ark : Discover Robert’s Wilson exhibition and join us for our special lectures exploring the animal theme.

The public exhibition will be from September 3 to 26, 2016 at the Hôtel d’Évreux, 19, place Vendôme 75001 Paris (free admission from 12am to 8pm).

To present its new High Jewelry collection, la Maison entrusted Robert Wilson, American set designer famed for his radiant, subtle, and thrilling conceptions, with the scenography. 

In his vision of the Ark, Robert Wilson imagined a sensory mise-en-scène plunged in the engulfing darkness. The constant screening of a video is reminiscent of the sea; the soft and enfolding piece of music evokes mystery; the skies darken as lightning streaks herald a storm, the Ark departs, and the ensuing respite hums like a promise of peace…  

Robert Wilson creates a dreamlike travel through a positive and timeless interpretation of the of Noah’s Ark, evoking first of all a preserved paradise. 

L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels will be part of this exhaustive program by holding three unique lectures in Paris. Eminent experts will make presentations exploring the animal theme and the natural materials used in jewelry making.
These three lectures are part of the “Back to School” special program offered by L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels from September 5 to 28, 2016. Also included are nine new 2- to 3-hour courses. Some of which include a visit to the Jewelry Gallery at the Musée des Arts décoratifs or the exhibition “L’Arche de Noé racontée par Van Cleef & Arpels”. 
Lastly, free workshops for children and teenagers are also available on Wednesday afternoons (14, 21, 28) and Saturday, September 10 in the morning.