PARIS — It’s carte blanche at Boucheron in July, the second when the historic Place Vendôme home works new supplies into the realm of excessive jewellery. This 12 months, the label’s inventive director Claire Choisne drew on colours in an unconventional method, working rainbow and holographic results into high-end items with a futuristic bent.
“I always come to the conclusion that it’s not necessarily the intrinsic value of the materials making up the piece, if we can add extra soul — insert the dream into the piece to generate emotions, for me it has even more value,” mentioned Choisne, talking from an higher flooring overlooking the spiraled column of the well-known sq..
Seeking to introduce a brand new manner of working with coloration, quite than leaning on stones within the conventional method, Choisne mentioned she determined to deal with the connection between mild and coloration.
Titled “Holographique,” the gathering counts 25 items divided into 9 units that includes coated ceramics and rock crystal, diamond paving, aquamarines and opals.
“What we tried to do is to not choose one color but offer all colors on one piece,” she mentioned, noting she drew inspiration from pure phenomena like rainbows and northern lights, in addition to artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Luis Barragán, each identified for making use of coloration in unique methods.
The Opalescence necklace is constructed round a greater than 71-carat cabochon white opal set towards strands of opal beads totaling greater than 1,500 carats. The stone rests towards the curved physique of a Siamese preventing fish usual with a plique-à-jour method, utilizing translucent lacquer quite than enamel. Paths of paved diamonds intensify the curves of the fins.
“An opal fish swimming in an opal sea — opals, opals, opals,” enthused Choisne.
The Chromatique items push the home’s Fleurs Éternelles rings into new territory, utilizing a ceramic sprayed with melted metallic at a excessive temperature, for a shimmery holographic impact. The pastel-toned flowers have been shaped by way of scanning methods, utilizing peonies and pansies. The materials was drawn up with assist from building supplies firm Saint Gobain, identified for high-performance glass.
The use of rock crystal has been a Boucheron signature for years, however right here it bought a holographic coating. Built with the fabric, the “halo” items resembled clean bubbles, ethereal and light-weight, with a rainbow sheen that adjustments within the mild.
The coated rock crystal was additionally used for sharper-cut items, coating a Jack brooch — pavéd in diamonds for the primary time, pushing the design into the upper finish, for instance. Similarly usual bracelet units have been equally placing.
Taking the play on mild even additional, the Holographique necklace is constructed from curved crystal slices with factors going through downward, organized aspect by aspect with a 20-carat yellow sapphire serving as a centerpiece.