Tiffany & Co Ordinary Beauty in Home & Accessories

10/25/2017
Melvyn Teillol-Foo

Reed Krakoff (photo by Dimitrios Kambouris)

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.

Nest Egg

Tiffany Co birds nest

Everyday Objects bird’s nest in silver with Tiffany Blue® porcelain eggs $10,000
Literally, your nest egg from Tiffany & Co!

Stationery

No home office nor study desk should be without at least one of these stationery objects.

Tiffany Co pencil sharpener

Everyday Objects pencil sharpener in sterling silver and crystal glass $275

 

Tiffany Co ruler

Everyday Objects ruler in sterling silver and American walnut $450

 

Tiffany Co triangle ruler

Everyday Objects triangle ruler in sterling silver and American walnut $400

 

Tiffany Box

It’s always been about the little blue Tiffany box.

Now, you have three versions to choose from.

Tiffany Co first aid box

Everyday Objects first aid box in sterling silver with Tiffany Blue® enamel accent $600

 

Tiffany Co square silver box

Everyday Objects Tiffany box in sterling silver with Tiffany Blue® enamel accent $600

 

Tiffany Co pill box

Everyday Objects AM/PM box in sterling silver with Tiffany Blue® enamel accent $500

 

Party Time

Tiffany Co crazy straw

Everyday Objects crazy straw in sterling silver with Tiffany Blue® enamel accent $250

 

Tiffany Co plate

Everyday Objects “paper” plate in sterling silver $950

 

Tiffany Co cup

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!

And Finally

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…

Tiffany Co ball of yarn

Everyday Objects ball of yarn in sterling silver $9,000

 

AlphaLuxe Comment

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).