When The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) recently completed a pop-up jewellery emporium for Tiffany & Co in a pop-up on Avenue Montaigne in Paris’s 8th arrondissement in June this year, the immersive adaptive design featured the brand's iconic blue in various permutations as well as antique Tiffany lamps.
This endorsement by a cutting-edge architecture firm that curates exhibitions for the likes of Prada, of an Art Nouveau object often relegated to a relic of a bygone era than a blue chip collectable for contemporary homes seems to be catching on.
After all, when Christie’s auctioned 44 Tiffany masterworks from the Garden Museum, a private collection in Japan, in June this year, the sale earned a whopping US$6,662,124 with one piece alone, a rare circa-1905 stained glass chandelier adorned with dragonflies, going for more than US$1 million.
This seems like the continuation of a trend as the auction house's first dedicated Tiffany lamps sale in December 2020 was a resounding success that doubled estimates. Since then, Christie’s has sales dedicated to Tiffany lamps every six months, which attracts new collectors every time.