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Design Dialogues No. 40 With Van Cleef & Arpels

Surface magazine’s editor-in-chief, Spencer Bailey, spoke with Alain Bernard and Beatrice Del Favero about the Noah’s Ark–inspired High Jewelry Collection.

Surface magazine’s editor-in-chief, Spencer Bailey, spoke with Alain Bernard and Beatrice Del Favero about the Noah’s Ark–inspired High Jewelry Collection.

On Nov. 9, Surface hosted the 40th installment of its Design Dialogues series with Van Cleef & Arpels. This edition featured Alain Bernard, CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels Americas, alongside Beatrice Del Favero, luxury brand heritage consultant, and took place at Cedar Lake in New York City, where the High Jewelry Collection is currently on view. The exhibition, originally inspired by Brueghel’s painting of Noah’s Ark, was designed by artist Robert Wilson, and is on view through Nov. 19.

The conversation, moderated by Surface editor-in-chief Spencer Bailey, focused on how the exhibition’s overarching purpose was to make the otherwise closed doors of luxury jewelry more accessible to the broader public, as well as the evolving role of creative directors, and the importance of collaboration.

Notable guests at the talk included Daria Brit-Greene, Patrick and Caroline Coakley, Winka Dubbeldam, Gisue Hariri, Denize Maaloe, Diego Marini, and Andrew Zuckerman.

Learn more about the Noah’s Ark–inspired exhibit and High Jewelry Collection here.

Special thanks to Van Cleef & Arpels.

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The Van Cleef & Arpels High Jewelry Collection.
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Editor-in-Chief of Surface magazine Spencer Bailey, Luxury Brand Heritage Consultant Beatrice Del Favero and President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels Americas Alain Bernard.
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Design Dialogues No. 40

Editor-in-Chief of Surface magazine Spencer Bailey, Luxury Brand Heritage Consultant Beatrice Del Favero and President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels Americas Alain Bernard
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Design Dialogues No. 40

CEO of Surface Media Marc Lotenberg, Andrew Zuckerman and Patrick Coakley attend Noah's Ark: Design Dialogues No. 40 presented by Surface and Van Cleef & Arpel's
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Design Dialogues No. 40

President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels Americas Alain Bernard (2nd from R) attends Noah's Ark: Design Dialogues No. 40 presented by Surface and Van Cleef & Arpel's on November 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Surface )
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Cassie Leventhal and Daria Brit-Greene, VP of Scope Art Fair, attend Noah's Ark: Design Dialogues No. 40 presented by Surface and Van Cleef & Arpel's
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(Photos: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Surface Media)

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