On almost unquestionable grounds Tiffany & Co ranks amongst the world’s most luxurious brands. Rolex were voted as 2017’s figurehead at the upper echelons of luxury, but Tiffany & Co weren’t far behind. When a luxury brand ever releases collections there is almost always an equal air of critique and admiration as the world’s ‘best designs’ excite their audiences, but have you ever got excited over a ping pong bat or paper cups?
Traditionally an American fine jeweller, Tiffany & Co’s latest collection is somewhat distant to their typical roster of product lines, instead featuring everyday items that have been re-imagined in the highest of quality materials. With a collection ranging from (tin) cans that are finished in gold to a hand-spun ball of yarn made from sterling silver, Tiffany & Co’s Everyday Objects collection is anything but expected.
Though it might be argued – and SATORI & SCOUT think you have strong ground for backing this stance – that such designs are largely superfluous and unnecessary, we’ll reverse the question and ask you, would you discard that tin can if it were no longer disposable and made from a precious metal? With each design complete with all the details that you’d expect from such a luxury house, including gold vermeil coatings, enamel stripes and beautifully carved natural wood, what realm of fantasy would you position your ‘essentials’ purchase in?
As Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer at Tiffany & Co explains, “…beautiful things should not be limited to special occasions. I think what makes the collection unique is that it incorporates the best quality, craftsmanship and design with a level of functionality that allows you to use these things every day.”
SATORI & SCOUT cannot argue that all items abide to Form Follows Function principles, but we think we’ll hold off purchasing any anytime soon. A set of two paper cups are available in sterling silver for £540 or bone china for £90, whilst a set of 10 stackable building bricks in silver and walnut can be purchased for £1140. Maybe drawing is your thing and you just need that luxury protractor, yours for £400, or perhaps a drawing-triangle for £375?
Discover more about the ‘essentials’ online at: Tiffany.co.uk
Luxurious Materials For Luxurious LivesWith many of these designs wonderfully reasoned by the American luxury powerhouse, SATORI & SCOUT are almost swayed by their marketing. Realising that every design is entirely tongue-in-cheek, just imagine if every everyday item in the world were re-imagined.
(Photography Credit : Tiffany & Co)