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AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016

AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016

 Audemars Piguet at ART Basel 2016
AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016
Audemars Piguet presented a new series of moving image and photographic works by Dan Holdsworth at the Audemars Piguet booth, designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, in the Collectors Lounge at Art Basel (16 – 19 June 2016).
As already mentioned, the lounge is designed by Chilean born, New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz. The theme of the stand is based on ‘Water and Ice’. And when I asked him what was behind the idea of the design he answered:
“whats incredible, because of the snow and the ice Le Brassus for long time it has always been isolated. so for six to nearly eight months a year they were blocked out. so this notion that you are completely isolated was actually what gave them the time to develop their technology. they had nothing else to do. so this problem becomes actually something benefitial for them and for us. why not bringing back that driving force as a concept. Originally we wanted a qiant slab of ice inside this space. Audemars Piguet was interested, Art Basel was like: no way it is happening. so we started thinking how do we symbolize this idea in a more economically responsible way.”
The result of his idea is what you can see in the photos below. Sebastian created the design of the booth around the theme of ice, water and winter in the Vallée de Joux. I personally like the ice tank that you can see in the first photo the best. I can stare at it forever!
AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016
Another thing that I found out at the press conference was, that the design is inspired by one of Sebastian’s childhood memories. The memory of water dripping into a bucket and the distinct natural rhythm that this caused. Taking inspiration from the visual design codes of ice formations and the beautiful snowed winters in Le Brassus and the Vallée de Joux, the new collectors lounge features a more spacious and luminous design language that resonates with contemporary creative energy. The design reflects the clean purity of nature and the presence of time.

AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016

I really like the new Audemars Piguet booth and I could relate very much to the ideas behind the design by Sebastian Errazuriz. Above and below you can see the art deco inspired lamps that fit perfectly into the whole design of the lounge.

AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016

WHO IS SEBASTIAN ERRAZURIZ?

Artist, designer and activist Sebastian Errazuriz has received international acclaim for his original and provocative works on a variety of areas and disciplines. Tackling everything from political artworks to giant public art projects, experimental furniture to product design and women’s shoes to motorcycles, Sebastian’s work is always surprising and compelling, inviting the viewer to look again at realities that were often hidden in front of their own eyes.

in case you did not know about him you should def check his website and see his amazing design pieces. one of my favorite is the soup plate that does not need to be tilted to get the last couple of spoons of soup. another cool piece, that I like a lot, is the chop stick that has a fork on one end and can be either used as a fork or broken into chopsticks. besides these he designed really cools shoes but have a look for yourself >> http://www.meetsebastian.com

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Inside the booth designed by Sebastian Errazuriz there were a very limited amount of watches in display and the beautiful art works by Dan Holdsworth. Unfortunately I did not have time to visit the gallery in ZH but I did see some of his work online and inside the collectors lounge.
ABOUT DAN HOLDSWORTH AND HIS ARTWORK

The details of a new series of photographic works by Dan Holdsworth has been premiered on the Audemars Piguet booth in the collectors lounge at Art Basel’s show in Basel. 
These photographic pieces explore the unique geological formations found in Audemars Piguet’s home, the Vallée de Joux in the Jura Mountains. By referencing the epic timescales by which these rock formations were formed, the works will invite the viewer to reimagine their relationship with time.

Holdsworth’s new moving image work will be accompanied by photographic pieces exploring the unique geological formations found in Audemars Piguet’s home at le Vallée de Joux. In parallel with the new works presented by Audemars Piguet in Basel, Holdsworth’s solo show, A Future Archeology, will open at SCHEUBLEIN + BAK, Zurich on 1 June, running until 2 September 2016. The exhibition will premiere new works from his Continuous Topography and Spatial Objects series, exploring the landscape of the Mont Blanc glacier using the same pioneering technologies to map out the fine detail of the region.

AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016

thank you Audemars Piguet for inviting me and organizing my interview with Sebastian Errazuriz. It was a pleasure to feature your booth on my blog. Llike every year it was a blast to be at Art Basel and get the chance to see so many nice things. thank you all! X

http://www.meetsebastian.com
http://www.danholdsworth.com
http://www.audemarspiguet.com

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BASELWORLD 2016

BOUCHERON
serpent bohème
pendant earrings + ring

Serpent Bohème pendant earrings Serpent Bohème ring small motifHUBLOT
Big Bang tutti frutti linen

hublottuttifruttilinen

TAGHEUER
carrera CARA DELVINGNE
special edition / diamond bezel

TAGHEUER cara delvingne carrera

these were the nicest things that I have so far spotted during this years BASELWORLD 2016. I have attended the HUBLOT press conference and presentation, followed by a lovely presentation at TAGHEUER and a very short but nice walk around BOUCHERON. stay tuned for more. X

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ADVOLAT – CITY

I saw some beautiful watches in a window of a photo-shop when I was strolling thru Clarastrasse in Basel and I just had to see who and what was behind this company. in fact I did so and until todayI am in touch. it s a swiss company and there are many different watches. I am sure there is something nice for all of you. have a look.
advolat.ch online-shop

CITY 80001/2-L2 (29/888)

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impressions from BASELWORLD 2015

it is that time of the year again where Basel becomes super fancy, international and glamourous it is the time to see beautiful watches and sparkling jewelry! it is BASELWORLD 2015!

I saw this girl every morning since the very start of the fair and she always holds the Louis Vuitton sign and stands in front of the fair – after the third day I said hi so in case you see this I hope you like the photo I took of you.

spring is here! so many gorgeous flowers were arranged for the BASELWORLD fair. I love these flowers that you can see in the photo below. are those peonies?

and like every year here are the ladies in black and white that provide information. I asked them whether the dresses are comfortable and they said yes – thats nice! I heard that they are very happy to not wear the hat, like they had to, in the year before. 🙂

and then I fell in love with those red shoes designed by Christian Louboutin and Swarovski. read more about the shoes here << 

and now I wanna show you some nice photos how certain brands showed their watches at the BASELWORLD fair.

I really hope you liked my BASELWORLD 2015 impressions. have a lovely day! X

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ADVOLAT

I saw something nice for you! this simple watch is perfect for men and women. I have already introduced this watch brand in a previous post – read more here >> I am a big fan of the BAUHAUS design and therefor I love the shape and design of the CITY watch – simple and sleek!

CITY
chronograph limited edition BAUHAUS DESIGN

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so you might wonder why the watch looks different in the photo above – thats because I switched the wristband, instead of the black I attached a brown leather band. a quick simple thing makes a big change!
soon I will show you an outfit where you will see me wearing this gorgeous CITY watch. stay tuned! xx

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ADVOLAT CITY


a watch brand from BASEL – isn’t that amazing?
I recently discovered these gorgeous watches when I was strolling thru Clarastrasse in Basel. Next to the Basilisk photography shop there is a shopwindow with some pieces of their collection. It was the first time I have heard of ADVOLAT and I really liked the fact that they are from Basel.

Let me tell you a bit more about ADVOLAT and their philosophy, thats what I found on their website:

“Switzerland is home to some of the best designers and makers of watches, Basel in Switzerland is home to the world’s biggest and most famous watch fair BaselWorld, from Basel comes ADVOLATOriginal, the latest Swiss brand of finest watchmaking:

ADVOLATOriginal. UNIQUE TIMEPIECES. STRICTLY LIMITED.

ADVOLATOriginal watches are strictly limited to a maximum of either 888 or 88 watches for every model worldwide, depending on the reference number. Every watch is unique and carries its individual number engraved on the caseback. Some models are completely Swiss Made. All have been handcrafted to the highest Swiss quality standards. All have been tested twice before delivery.”

CITY
chronograph limited edition BAUHAUS DESIGN

I really like the BAUHAUS design CITY watch and the same watch can be worn differently – with a black watch strap or with a brown one. for CHF 49.00 you can purchase the brown leather watch strap and easily change it by yourself when ever you want. soon I will show you photos with the two different watch straps – a more elegant and a more casual version – stay tuned!

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SWEET ME 

awww. my new swatch watch is called sweet me – its part of the pastry chef collection. I saw this collection for the first time in London during the fashionweek and I was amazed by the sweet colors and details. Swatch says they were inspired by sweet macaroon when designing this watch – and I can really see this relation. vanilla and raspberry – mmhhm!

its the most comfortable watch I have ever worn.. super light and such a soft strap made out of silicone – the perfect watch for summer!

<< see more swatch watches here >>

which swatch watch is your favorite?

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Royal Exchange

Royal Exchange

this is the place to go for luxurious shopping – 35 shops to buy jewelry clothes and skinproducts.

I visited my friend Ania who works at Paul Smith – it was so good to meet you and catch up. hope to see you soon again! xx

so this is to all the london luxury shoppers – dont miss this place!

this is the list of stores inside the building:

  1. Agent Provocateur
  2. Boodles
  3. Bremont
  4. Bvlgari
  5. Castle Fine Art
  6. Church’s
  7. Crockett & Jones
  8. Gucci
  9. Harrys of London
  10. Hermes
  11. Jo Malone London
  12. Jones Lang LaSalle
  13. Kiehl’s since 1851
  14. Kojis
  15. Links of London
  16. Loro Piana
  17. Lulu Guinness
  18. L’occitane
  19. Molton Brown
  20. Montblanc
  21. Omega
  22. Paul A. Young Fine Chocolates
  23. Paul Smith
  24. Penhaligon’s
  25. Pretty Ballerinas
  26. Royal Exchange Jewellers
  27. Sage Brown Fine Leather
  28. Searle & Co Jewellers
  29. Smoker’s Paradise
  30. Smythson
  31. Tateossian
  32. Theo Fennell
  33. Tiffany & Co.
  34. Watches of Switzerland
  35. Watchfinder & Co.
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AUDEMARS PIGUET EXTRA THIN JULES AUDEMARS

AUDEMARS PIGUET
EXTRA THIN JULES AUDEMARS 41 mm

18 carat pink gold case 41 mm gemset bezel, glareproofed sapphire crystal and case-back, water resistant to 20 m guilloche silver-toned dial, facetted hour-markers, gemset at 12 o’clock

This should be one of my future watches – so simple but stunning! A piece to wear day and night from casual to chic.

my outfit for this watch

blue jeans
white t-shirt
black pumps
black handbag

watch out! xx

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ECOLE DE CUISINE BENOIT VIOLIER

LE MEILLEUR DE L’ETE – JUNE 26, 2013 –
ECOLE DE CUISINE BENOIT VIOLIER

after the watch presentation by audemars piguet we attended the cooking classes at hotel de ville in crissier at the ecole de cuisine benoit violier. it was such a wonderful experience. Frank and Julien showed us around and we prepared a mushroom paste, a tomato soup and a huge meringue with raspberry sauce. after the class we had an amazingly delicious lunch and we got to keep our apron and were given a certificate and the cookbook. thank you so much again – it was very very nice!

more pictures of the lunch
more pictures of the cooking class

 

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chez AUDEMARS PIGUET

today I have spent a wonderful day in crissier – meeting very nice ladies and seeing very very very nice watches at the AUDEMARS PIGUET presentation in the Hotel de Ville. afterwards I met Benoit Violier the very famous chef and attended a class at the École de Cuisine Benoît Violier. I will show you all the pictures of the food in a seperate post. stay tuned!

which one is your favourite watch?

soon there will be more detailed information about the story of the watches. the presentation was really nice and informative, Aurélie did a wonderful job. stay tuned!

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