Students graduating at the Creative Academy (the school of design and applied arts that the Richemont Group established in Milan in 2003) were invited to conceive unique decorative and everyday objects on the theme of “Les Voyages Extraordinaires”, the new fine jewellery collection by Van Cleef & Arpels inspired by four of Jules Verne’s major novels.

The students were supervised by Ugo La Pietra, one of the leading names in architecture and design and an expert in applied arts. The works were developed in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.

Combining creativity and artistic craftsmanship, the students developed their projects using four different materials: ceramic, wood, metal and methacrylate. The actual objects were made by specialised artisans selected by Ugo La Pietra.