D3 Jewels: Van Cleef & Arpels Announces Arrival Of L’ECOLE In The Middle East

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The Maison’s School of Jewellery Arts Arrives at Dubai Design District from 7 to 25 November 2017

On 11 April Van Cleef & Arpels announced the 18-day program taking place later this year at Hai d3. The Paris-based school will structure the campus around a series of classes, evening conversations, creative workshops for children, and exhibitions.

The 13 adult classes will each last between two and four hours and are centred around three broad themes - Savoir-Faire (know-how), Art History of Jewels, and The Universe of Gemstones. Students can enjoy a range of specially offered facilities during the program, including a gemology workshop with gemstone handling, a lacquerwork and watchmaking workshop, and a design studio for learning gouache techniques.

Van Cleef & Arpels L'ECOLE

Van Cleef & Arpels L'ECOLE

L’ECOLE was launched five years ago after Van Cleef & Arpels spotted a lack of opportunity to learn more about the jewellery world. With classes providing easy access for students to experience, understand and appreciate the history and design of jewels, L’ECOLE has already enjoyed successful sojourns to New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong with its Nomadic program.

Marie Vallanet-Delhom, President of L’ECOLE, believes that opening the program in Dubai is the natural next step for the jewellery school, which has already had over 16,000 students participating in its courses around the world. “We feel an enormous duty to help people better understand savoir-fair and artistic professions,” Ms. Vallanet-Delhom explained at the press announcement at d3 on Tuesday.

Van Cleef & Arpels L'ECOLE

Van Cleef & Arpels L'ECOLE

Van Cleef & Arpels began exhibiting at major international exhibitions from the early 20th century, and continues to provide knowledge and education about the skills underlying their fine jewellery and timepiece collections. Nicolas Bos, global President and CEO of the brand, believes that the Middle East is the ideal place for the campus due to the region's focus on education and wide appreciation of the arts through fields such as architecture, fabrics and jewels.

With a host of partners based in the UAE – including d3, Dubai Opera, ADMAF and the Sharjah Art Foundation – all funds from course registrations will be donated to Dubai Cares as part of the UAE’s “Year of Giving”.

Enrollment will open in September

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Van Cleef & Arpels, L'ECOLE, Fine Jewellery, Dubai Jewellery, Luxury Watches, Watches & Jewellery, Dubai Design District, D3
Van Cleef & Arpels, L'ECOLE, Fine Jewellery, Dubai Jewellery, Luxury Watches, Watches & Jewellery, Dubai Design District, D3
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