state of art

Montblanc Patron of Art 2013, Ludovico di Sforza

Montblanc Patron of Art 2013, Ludovico di Sforza

In Arts, the artist is of course the key person but history has shown that Patrons played a key role too in protecting and sponsoring the ones to accomplish magnificence. Every year Montblanc reveals a new edition called Patron of Art. It is supposed to highlight and honor those who allowed artists from all eras, to fulfill their work. In 2013 Montblanc honors Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. He was one of the most prominent patrons of Italian Renaissance and…

OBLIQUE N.1, Book-Magazine

OBLIQUE N.1, Book-Magazine

In our Digital world, sometimes we are happy to re-discover the joy of Print. In deed, the swiss association Vie Art et Cité launched OBLIQUE, a mix between a magazine, a book and a piece of art. I got the n.1 edition, printed only in 1,600 units. Oblique fills a gap in the luxury printing and edition. The magazine is more than a printed object. It plays with different aspects of a state of art edition. The Artistic direction and…

Vacheron Constantin, First shop in the USA.

Vacheron Constantin, First shop in the USA.

This month, the Swiss Watch brand, Vacheron Constantin, is opening its first US store in New York. The opening will take place on the 12th september and the store is located on 729 Madison Avenue at East 64th Street New York. Vacheron Constantin was founded 250 years ago and its relationship with the US is a long love story.  According to the brand, 180 years ago, on September 17th 1831, Jacques Barthélémy Vacheron wrote a letter stating his intention to expand business to the US. Just…