In 2016, Swiss fine watch brand Audemars Piguet unveiled the mystery of the brand’s new collectors lounge at the Art Basel Hong Kong station. Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, a Chilean-based designer and artist based in New York, the theme of the new collector’s living room is based on two elements: water and ice. The design is inspired by Sebastian’s childhood memories: as a child, he always listened to raindrops falling in a bucket, performing a unique rhythm of nature.
Audemars Piguet collectors living room renderings
Audemars Piguet Collector’s Living Room at Basel Hong Kong 2016
The design concept of this new collector’s living room is a metaphor for the passage of time in the cycle of melting ice, and the design contains three major elements: beautiful icicles that have been aggregated over many years, as beautiful as the ticking pulse of nature See through the drops of water; and ripples in the water, representing endless ripples. The icicles melt the flowing water droplets, making a ticking sound like a heartbeat or a second hand, vividly reflecting the fresh and pleasant pulse of nature.
Audemars Piguet Collector’s Living Room Designed by Sebastian Elazuriz
This year’s new collector’s living room is inspired by the town of Brassus, Switzerland, where the Audemars Piguet brand originates. The unique design code not only vividly interprets the picturesque white snow and melting ice in winter, reflecting A brighter design language perfectly embodies the wild creativity. The design subtly reflects the purity of nature and the footprint of time passing.
In 2016, Audemars Piguet announced that Chinese artist Sun Xun was selected as the second artist in Audemars Piguet’s art creation commission. Sun Xun is known as one of the most talented young artists in China, and he is good at applying exquisite traditional craftsmanship to different styles of experimental creation. He will co-create new art works with guest curators Shen Ruixian and Audemars Piguet of the 2016 Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission, and will debut at the Art Basel Miami Station in December 2016.
Sun Xun, Audemars Piguet commissioned artist
Sun Xun’s ‘The Time Vivarium’ New York Solo Exhibition © Sun Xun Copyright Acknowledgements: Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Audemars Piguet Art Commission
Inspired by Audemars Piguet’s prestigious watchmaking craftsmanship, the Audemars Piguet Art Commission aims to support artists and help them create artworks with complexity, precision and innovation. In the creative process where artists continue to break through existing technologies and show scientific creativity, Audemars Piguet’s art creation commission plan successfully builds a bridge between the fine watchmaking tradition and modern art.
As part of the Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission, Audemars Piguet invites a well-known international curator as a guest curator of the Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission to assist in the selection of emerging or Mesozoic artists as Audemars Piguet art creation commissions Potential sponsors of the program.
Each year, shortlisted artists are invited to visit Audemars Piguet’s headquarters in Ru Valley to learn more about the brand’s more than 140 years of watchmaking tradition, professional craftsmanship and innovative ideas in the field of fine watchmaking. An artist who finally stands out from the shortlist will work with guest curators and Audemars Piguet to realize the Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission.
The Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission inspires each selected artist to develop new creative thinking and assists them to continuously improve their creative environment. As part of the commissioning program for art creation, Audemars Piguet will provide artists with cutting-edge tools, superb craftsmanship and technical support necessary to help them achieve important innovation projects.
The work completed in the Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission can be physical artwork, installation art, film, or a time-based work. The plan calls for creative, intuitive experiences that will impress the audience.
Audemars Piguet’s art creation commission plan seeks to make a positive contribution to artistic innovation, benefiting artists and audiences worldwide.
Since its founding in Brauss, Switzerland, in 1875, Audemars Piguet has continuously explored the similarities between art and craftsmanship, relentlessly pursuing the perfect fusion of technical ingenuity and artistic spirit. For more than 140 years, Audemars Piguet has been adhering to the traditional craftsmanship of fine watchmaking, and has continuously created Xinjiang for fine watchmaking art.
Upholding the brand’s commitment to creativity, innovation and independence, Audemars Piguet and Art Basel have established a partnership to plan this world’s premier art fair in Hong Kong, Basel and Miami to promote outstanding contemporary and modern art. works.
In 2013, Audemars Piguet officially became a global co-sponsor of Art Basel. Since then, Audemars Piguet has introduced innovative concepts in the collectors’ living rooms of the three major exhibition sites around the world at Art Basel each year, inviting designers and artists to exert their creative talents, interpreting Audemars Piguet’s cultural heritage and the brand’s heritage. Birthplace. In 2013, the collector’s living room, designed by French designer Sebastien Agneesens, is unique with photography by British photographer Dan Holdsworth. At the 2014 Art Basel Hong Kong station, the top French designer Mathieu Lehanneur unveiled the mystery of the new ‘Mineral Lab’ exhibition area and merged with Austrian video artist Kurt Hens Kurt Hentschläger’s ‘Measure’ panoramic film specially designed for Audemars Piguet. In 2015, Audemars Piguet launched a green, moss-covered ecological wall and a new custom sound installation called ‘Wild Constellations’ designed by French artist Alexandre Joly, who lives in Geneva.
Audemars Piguet at Art Basel Miami 2013 exhibits new work by French duo Klekuz, ‘Curiosity House’
Audemars Piguet at the Basel Art Show 2014 in Miami with ‘Beach Bionic Beasts’ on display at the Bourbon Museum
Since 2013, Audemars Piguet has launched a series of stunning art projects and installations. During the 2013 Miami Station, Audemars Piguet joined hands with the world-renowned Galerie Perrotin to showcase a large floating inflatable Curiosity House designed by French duo art Kolkoz ). During the Miami station in 2014, Audemars Piguet cooperated with the Peabody Essex Museum to showcase the power of the two parties to assist Theo Jansen in designing ‘Strandbeest’ and Theo Jansen. Using wind to move bionic beasts along Miami Beach has caused an unprecedented sensation.
Synchronization installation by Robin Meyer at Art Basel 2015
In order to fully support the Basel Art Exhibition in Basel in 2015, Audemars Piguet officially launched the Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission. Swiss artist and composer Robin Meier was selected as the first artist in the annual Audemars Piguet commission. With the assistance of renowned curator Marc-Olivier Wahler, Robin Mayer created a large-scale ‘Synchronicity’ installation, which interprets the laws of order in nature. This synchronic device is used to explore phenomena in nature and learn how fireflies scattered in remote areas around the world consistently emit biofluorescence. To complete the installation, Robin Mayer conducted a sophisticated and sophisticated investigation, combining in-depth scientific research with challenging technical practices. Following Audemars Piguet’s commission for artistic creation, the installation of ‘Synchronization’ by Robin Meyer has been shortlisted for the final selection of the 17th Paris Fondation d’ entreprise Ricard Prize.