The Worlds of CHAUMET exhibition

CHAUMET will present, at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum of Tokyo, The Worlds of CHAUMET exhibition; a new journey through its history, culture, savoir-faire and style. The historical link that the Maison has built with the Arts is echoed by the vocation of the most “European” of Japanese museums, dedicated to the fine and visual arts.

Under the direction of Henri Loyrette, honorary president of the Musée du Louvre, and Akiya Takahashi, director of the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, the exhibition will unfold through a succession of different chapters, each with its own theme. The whole of the exhibition is enriched by a constant dialogue between jewellery and artistic movements, and between historic and contemporary pieces. The exhibition scenography designed by Bureau Betak will feature an innovative presentation of jewels and include many surprises.

Some 300 jewellery creations from the 18th century to today, objets d’art, paintings and drawings, and a number of previously unseen archives, will be on display to the public. Forty distinguished collections as well as fifteen prestigious museums and institutions have lent their support to this special event. The exhibition illustrates the way CHAUMET opened its view on the rest of the world from the second half of the 19th century to receive diverse influences and, in return, radiated its own Parisian style to become a major actor in the history to taste.CHAUMET pays a particular tribute to Japan and its culture, with which it has established strong ties since the late 18th century. From the Ancien Régime to today, including the Japonism movement of the Belle Epoque, the artistic encounter bears witness to a mutual culture of excellence. The high point of this section is a High Jewellery set created especially for the exhibition; an ode to Nature’s delicacy, it is an evocation of this source of inspiration shared by Japanese art and the designers of the Maison.