A US$8970 ball of yarn made of hand-spun silver… a $330 gold drinking straw… Tiffany & Co has unveiled a collection of “Everyday Objects” to wow your wallet.
The Everyday Objects collection was born from the notion that beautiful things should not be limited to special occasions, explains Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer with Tiffany & Co.
“It’s Tiffany’s take on modern life where creativity and wit collide with the finest materials. I think what makes the collection unique is that it incorporates the best quality, craftsmanship and design with a level of functionality that allows you to use these things every day,” he says.
For example, Tiffany & Co “upgraded” an 11.5-centimetre-tall can by adding a sterling silver exterior and a gold vermeil interior lining, along with an enamel stripe in Tiffany’s famous blue. It sells for $1230.
A “crazy straw” comes in silver ($330) and gold or rose gold ($430) with a blue enamel band.
There’s an $850 pair of table tennis bats made from reclaimed American walnut and black and blue leather – which comes complete with a Tiffany-branded ping-pong ball.
Other items include a protractor, ruler, first aid box, ornamental building blocks and paper cup – all “ordinary objects made extraordinary,” as the brand proclaims. An empty paint can has been reimagined as a crystal ice bucket with a sterling silver trim.
All of the items are on display and sale at Tiffany & Co’s new Blue Box Cafe located on the refurbished fourth floor of the jeweller’s New York City flagship store.
“Both the cafe and redesign of the Home & Accessories floor reflect a modern luxury experience,” says Krakoff. “The space is experimental and experiential – a window into the new Tiffany.”