Tiffany & Co unveils iconic pieces at ‘Tiffany Wonder’ exhibition in Tokyo

Explore centuries of craftsmanship and the legendary Tiffany Diamond.

The exhibition's Wonder of Dreams (All photos: Tiffany & Co)

Ever wondered what the design archive for celebrated jewellery brand Tiffany & Co holds? Tiffany Wonder is an immersive exhibition that will take visitors on a visual journey through hundreds of the house’s masterworks through legendary diamonds and breathtaking compositions at Tokyo Node gallery in one of the city’s tallest buildings, Toranomon Hills Station Tower.

Stepping into the exhibition, visitors are treated to a visual spectacle underlined by Jean Schlumberger’s iconic Bird on a Rock brooch and revolutionary innovations alongside relics of pop culture and celebrated jewellery such as the Tiffany Diamond that perfectly encapsulates a story of craft and creativity, heritage and modernity.

“Tiffany & Co has been inspired by Japan for decades and the House’s authentic connection and extensive history in the region have only continued to grow,” says Anthony Ledru, its president and CEO. “Our latest exhibition showcases some of Tiffany’s most exceptional creations including the first Bird on a Rock brooch from 1965 designed by one of the 20th century’s most gifted designers, Jean Schlumberger. Uplifting the exceptional craftsmanship, unparalleled diamond authority and inventiveness of Tiffany, the exhibition will bring the joy of the house to every visitor.”

Within the 10 rooms, visitors will explore themes central to the Tiffany & Co’s identity, heritage and foundations of creativity and craftsmanship. Discover exceptional objects (nearly 300 never-before-seen gems) that tell the story of the brand’s nearly 200-year legacy, including the first Blue Book mail order catalogue, one of its first Blue Boxes and the iconic Tiffany® Setting engagement ring.



The visual treat includes a rare George Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co orchid brooch with enamel, emeralds, diamonds and pink sapphires, as well as the Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co plumes necklace, set with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. The exhibition concludes with the cornerstone of the House, the 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond, set in a transformable new creation inspired by the emblematic Jean Schlumberger by Tiffany Bird on a Rock brooch.

The brand’s longstanding relationship with Japan dates back to 1837, when Charles Lewis Tiffany began extending to his clients select imported Japanese goods, a rare offering in the American market. Notable designers like Edward C Moore, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Elsa Peretti also found inspiration in Japanese arts for their work.

The venue for the exhibition, Toranomon Hills Station Tower, shares a connection with Tiffany & Co through the renowned architecture firm OMA. The design of the tower mirrors its involvement in the reimagining of its Fifth Avenue flagship store, The Landmark, and now extends to the scenography of the dazzling showcase.

Tiffany Wonder opens on April 12 and will run until June 23. Tickets are available on the iOS and Google Play app stores. See more here

This article first appeared on Mar 25, 2024 in The Edge Malaysia.


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