Wonder of Dreams room. Photo from Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. opens the Tiffany Wonder Exhibition in Tokyo on April 12

The exhibit celebrates 187 years of craft, creativity, and the company’s unparalleled diamond legacy.

Japan has become a favorite travel destination among Filipinos and there’s little wonder why. It has everything every kind of traveler could ever want, Japanophile or not. It’s a gastronomic mecca, a nature lover’s dream come true, and a wonderland for history and culture geeks. 

The esteemed luxury jeweler promises an “immersive” exhibition that will bring visitors on a visual journey through hundreds of design masterworks and legendary diamonds. Photo from Tiffany & Co.

Into style and fashion? Fret not as the Land of the Rising Sun is also a treasure trove of sights and experiences to satisy your inner Miranda Priestly. If you’re a fashionista traveling to Japan soon, you may want to include Tiffany & Co.’s Wonder Exhibition in Tokyo in your itinerary. 

A walkthrough of Tiffany & Co.’s sparkling history

The esteemed luxury jeweler promises an “immersive” exhibition that will bring visitors on a visual journey through hundreds of its design masterworks, legendary diamonds, and breathtaking wonders, each telling a story of craft and creativity, heritage and modernity. 

Tiffany Wonder aims to “intrigue, educate, and inspire” visitors with displays ranging from unique creations and revolutionary innovations to relics of pop culture and iconic jewelry: the Tiffany Diamond.

DRAGONFLY BROOCH, 1904, designed by Julia Munson under the direction of Louis Comfort Tiffany

In a news release, Anthony Ledru, president and chief executive officer of Tiffany & Co., said the house has been inspired by Japan “for decades,” with its deep connection and extensive history in the country continuing to thrive. 

“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 craftmanship, unparalleled diamond authority and inventiveness of Tiffany, the exhibition will bring the joy of the House to every visitor,” he explained.

Tiffany & Co.’s relationship with Japan dates back to 1837. Charles Lewis Tiffany began offering his clients select imported Japanese goods, which were at that time a rarity in the American market. Many of the house’s best-known designers, including Edward C. Moore, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Elsa Peretti found inspiration for their work in the arts of Japan. 

A celebration of respect and creativity

The Tiffany Wonder exhibition is a celebration of respect and creativity and is dedicated to the many different ways in which Tiffany & Co. is indebted to Japan.

The exhibition builds on this legacy as it brings the remarkable story of Tiffany & Co. to the Tokyo Node gallery, located in one of the tallest buildings in Tokyo, the Toranomon Hills Station Tower. The setting was thoughtfully selected to reflect a commonality between Tiffany, Tokyo, and New York City: OMA. 

The exhibition will be held at the Tokyo Node gallery in Toranomon Hills Station Tower.
Photo from Archello.com

The renowned architecture firm that designed Toranomon Hills Station Tower played an integral role in the reimagining of Tiffany & Co.’s Fifth Avenue flagship store, known as The Landmark, and has now designed the scenography of the Tiffany Wonder exhibition.

The 10 rooms of Tiffany Wonder will allow visitors to explore themes that are central to the company’s identity, heritage, and foundations of creativity and craftsmanship. Throughout the different halls, guests will discover objects that tell the story of Tiffany & Co.’s close to 200-year legacy, including the first Blue Book mail order catalog, one of the first Blue Boxes, and the iconic Tiffany Setting engagement ring. 

Garden of Imagination room. Photo from Tiffany & Co.

Each section takes visitors through a one-of-a-kind experience with nearly 300 never-before-seen objects, including a rare George Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co.’s orchid brooch with enamel, emeralds, diamonds, and pink sapphires, as well as the Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.’s Plumes necklace, set with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. 

The Tiffany Wonder exhibition ends 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.

Tiffany Wonder will run through June 23. Photo from Tiffany & Co.

“The idea of wonder has been integral to our DNA since 1837,” said Alexandre Arnault, executive vice president of Product, Communications, & Industrial at Tiffany & Co. “Since the very beginning, each design that we’ve imagined and each piece that we’ve handcrafted has been rooted in our mission to spark wonder and inspire the world’s greatest love stories. Our latest exhibition celebrates this spirit in a city of great importance to Tiffany & Co.: Tokyo.”

Tiffany Wonder opens at the Tokyo Node gallery on April 12 and will run until June 23. Tickets priced at JPY2,000 yen (P750)/each are available on the Tiffany & Co. app.

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