November 14, 2023
U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co. is continuing its collaboration with American artist Daniel Arsham.
Together, the two parties are releasing a nine-piece capsule in partnership with The Pokémon Company, the Japanese animated series brought to life by fine jewelry. The special-edition items will be available in December 2023 at the Tiffany & Co. Landmark in New York City and at the Omotesando store in Tokyo, available to shop for a limited time starting Nov. 29 at Tiffany.com in North America and Japan only.
“With my latest project with Tiffany, we’ve recontextualized Pokémon — a nod to my 2022 A Ripple in Time project in Tokyo — to orchestrate a new narrative,” said Mr. Arsham, in a statement.
“With Pokémon and Tiffany, itself, there’s a sense of cultural permanence about each.”
“Gotta catch ‘em all”
The Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon collection reconceptualizes Mr. Arsham’s exhibition “A Ripple in Time,” which debuted in Japan last year, showcasing a variety of Pokémon-themed art pieces in the creative's signature style.
His “Future Relics” aesthetic, which reimagines ordinary objects as the archaeological discoveries of tomorrow, defines the look and feel of Tiffany & Co.'s regional release.
The launch includes nine jewelry designs ranging in representations of the classic Pokémon crew.
Mainstay Pikachu is depicted in a diamond-ladden 18-karat yellow gold option, the detail nodding to the character's iconic yellow shade, also arriving in an oxidized sterling silver with diamond accents.
This pendant is available in two sizes, one larger than the other.
The program's supporting cast — Charmander, Squirtle, Jigglypuff, Cubone and Mew — are among the pendants available in oxidized sterling silver, additionally featuring diamonds.
Playing off the highly collectible nature of the base brand, capsule packaging takes the shape of a Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon Blue Box, while a Tiffany Blue Poké Ball holds gold Pikachu pendants.
Other historic brands such as French crystal maker Baccarat (see story) and French fashion label Balmain (see story) have previously partnered with Pokémon, applying heritage know-how to the contemporary pop culture staple.