Tiffany & Co has a new Chief Artistic Officer in Reed Krakoff and a new Home & Accessories collection as the first to be released during his “watch”. It was a controversial appointment when Krakoff joined Tiffany early this year, after walking away from his failing eponymous label and his previous 17 years at Coach.
Tiffany & Co has not been immune from the slump in the luxury market. In 2016, worldwide net sales declined another 3 percent on the year before, to $4.0 billion. Could someone with that sort of track record save Tiffany & Co?
Tiffany & Co had always been about whimsy and wit; perhaps they have again with the new Homes & Accessories collection, in time for the Holiday season? They did it by finding beauty in the ordinary and turning it into an art form…
Tiffany & Co Ordinary Objects collection
Stationery items, pill boxes, “paper” cups, “paper” plates and even a crazy straw made of sterling silver. Here are some of the whimsical items for your luxury home.
Everyday Objects bird’s nest in silver with Tiffany Blue® porcelain eggs $10,000
Literally, your nest egg from Tiffany & Co!
No home office nor study desk should be without at least one of these stationery objects.
Everyday Objects pencil sharpener in sterling silver and crystal glass $275
Everyday Objects ruler in sterling silver and American walnut $450
Everyday Objects triangle ruler in sterling silver and American walnut $400
It’s always been about the little blue Tiffany box.
Now, you have three versions to choose from.
Everyday Objects first aid box in sterling silver with Tiffany Blue® enamel accent $600
Everyday Objects Tiffany box in sterling silver with Tiffany Blue® enamel accent $600
Everyday Objects AM/PM box in sterling silver with Tiffany Blue® enamel accent $500
Everyday Objects crazy straw in sterling silver with Tiffany Blue® enamel accent $250
Everyday Objects “paper” plate in sterling silver $950
Everyday Objects “paper” cup in sterling silver $575
For the person who has everything, a crazy straw in solid silver may be just the thing this Christmas? If you are going to party, then, take your straw with you and party Big with your own “paper” plate and cup.
Extravagant hosts may use them as “party favours” that guests may take away to save on washing up!
What is it about the Americans and their “world’s largest ball of string” tourist attractions across the country? Now, you can have your own ball of silver yarn…
Everyday Objects ball of yarn in sterling silver $9,000
You can’t argue about the level of whimsy and wit that the new Tiffany & Co Homes & Accessories collection brings again to the Christmas stockings of the world.
After all, “The true cost of luxury is the choice that it affords”!
Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)
Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He is also a moderator on PuristSPro.com horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelogue ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘ThePuristS.com’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.
Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications. He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).