“Moments of Happiness” will be part of the “Dysfunctional” exhibition at the Giorgio Franchetti Gallery at the CA ‘d’Oro during the 2019 Venice Biennale.
“Moments of Happiness” fuses historical symbolism and cutting-edge technology to create a sculpture of surprising beauty. Bubbles appear in the course of art history as an image of transience, as can be seen in the work Bolle di Sapone by Chardin (circa 1733-34) which depicts a boy who just makes a bubble while another looks at it.
The Verhoeven Twins have created a unique cultural artefact by transforming a symbolic image of brevity into a lasting object. Through their work they also want to capture youthful innocence and a playful spirit, because the bubbles of these artists manage to represent the beauty of life. Characterized by a contagious energy, Piaget’s vocation has always been to be able to find the sunny side of life or, in the House’s vocabulary, the “Sunny Side of Life”: every Piaget creation is indeed an expression of joy and of joy.
“Moments of Happiness” is composed of several spheres of borosilicate glass with an iridescent effect that create an ethereal sculpture. The artists wanted for the first time to incorporate gold into their work thus celebrating Piaget’s savoir-faire in the art of making this precious metal. The method of creating bubbles required years of research: borosilicate glass is the most stable and transparent glass produced by men and Italian artisans, used to working on jewels, cut glass with precision by composing a complex structure that results in a exceptionally solid creation.
Over the years, Piaget has collaborated with artists such as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Richard Avedon and Arman, to name just a few. Piaget strongly believed in the creative minds and artistic values that have characterized the collaborations that have arisen over time. With great mastery, Piaget has succeeded in developing its own style through mastery of gold work, experimentation with colors and new shapes and the use of precious gems and hard stone dials. The jewelry collection of the Maison has therefore grown with an emphasis on the color that gave life to the iconic Piaget look. Gold is at the center of the Maison’s creations and is a source of inspiration for the artisans who work with this precious material in the Maison’s “Ateliers de l’Extraordinaire”. With a rich tradition that has lasted over 145 years, Piaget manages to be innovative by offering jewelery on the go, original Haute Joaillerie collections and extraordinary watches. In a world that is not conditioned by borders, Piaget continues to explore unexpected creative possibilities by transforming gold, stones and precious gems into brilliant works of art.