Tiffany & Co.’s “Vision & Virtuosity” Exhibition Announced in London featuring an Extraordinary Display of Jewels, Craftsmanship and Creativity
Marking Tiffany and Co.’s 150th anniversary in London, “Vision & Virtuosity”, an astounding exhibition from this iconic jeweller, debuts at the Saatchi Gallery, London, from 10th June – 19th August, with complimentary tickets going live from Monday 2nd April.
Bringing over 400 objects from the House’s archives to London, the immersive exhibition is a celebration of Tiffany’s authority as the purveyor of the world’s finest diamonds and a showcase of how two core values—vision and virtuosity—have guided the House for 185 years.
A visual chronicle of the storied jeweller since its founding in New York City in 1837, “Vision & Virtuosity” is split into seven different chapters, each exploring separate themes that are central to Tiffany’s brand identity, heritage, and creative influence. Visitors will journey through everything from archival high jewellery designs, Tiffany’s famed window displays and its recently acquired Empire Diamond of over 80 carats to important relics of popular culture such as the original script from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
‘Vision & Virtuosity’ tells the extraordinary story of one of the oldest luxury jewelers, through its nearly 200-year history of pioneering creativity, legendary craftsmanship and sourcing of the world’s most extraordinary diamonds and gemstones. This exhibition perfectly captures our long-standing heritage in bridging tradition and modernity. We are thrilled to share the world of Tiffany & Co. and our unique high jewelry style with London.
Anthony Ledru, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany & Co.
Upon entering Saatchi Gallery, guests will explore founder Charles Lewis Tiffany’s legacy and, in the subsequent sections, experience the works of some of the House’s most creative forces such as Jean Schlumberger and Elsa Peretti. The third chapter is devoted to the annual Blue Book high jewellery collection, while the fourth room is centered on Tiffany’s heritage in the world of love and commitment, having introduced the iconic Tiffany®Setting engagement ring in 1886. The fifth space is devoted to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, while the penultimate chapter is a spectacle of diamonds, dedicated to Tiffany’s renowned diamond creations. At the culmination of the exhibition, guests will have an opportunity to view the legendary 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond.
Since its inception, Tiffany & Co. has held a unique position within culture, ‘Vision & Virtuosity’ celebrates the House’s most defining moments, showcases the incredible collection of archives and exemplifies why Tiffany & Co. is such an iconic brand.
Alexandre Arnault, Executive Vice President, Product & Communications, Tiffany & Co.
An accompanying exhibition catalogue, available in two sizes, presents the exhibition’s highlights, showcasing creations by everyone from Louis Comfort Tiffany and Gene Moore to Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, John Loring, and the House’s most influential visionaries. With a foreword by the late Andre Leon Talley and text by Vivienne Becker, the 160-page text is published by Assouline New York and will be available in the exhibition’s gift shop, as well as at Tiffany’s Old Bond Street store, beginning on June 10, 2022.
Additionally, an exclusive curation of artist collaborations and limited-release items in Tiffany Blue® will be available at the gift shop. Collaborations include T-shirts and hoodies designed by Daniel Arsham, Tiffany & Co. x Wilson® footballs, Quartersnacks skateboards, Mellow Gemini vases, Krink paint markers, Caran d’Ache pen and pencil sets and Bellocq tea sets.
A series of ‘Late’ evenings, events, talks and workshops will feature across the summer as part of the exhibition. Featuring experts from the worlds of jewellery, art, design, fashion and culture, visitors can get even closer to the jewellery, with some even being available for try-ons. A once in a life-time opportunity to experience some of the world’s most beautiful jewels up close. Details on the programme to be released in due course.
Marking Tiffany and Co.’s 150th anniversary in London, “Vision & Virtuosity” debuts at the Saatchi Gallery, located in the Duke of York’s headquarters near Sloane Square, from 10th June – 19th August, 2022. Complimentary tickets are available from 2nd May through the Tiffany & Co. exhibition app where you can also discover exhibition highlights, exclusive content and more.