Inspiration comes to us in many ways.

I have been researching for a project that I am currently designing (top secret work I might add). In the course of my studies, I came upon the unique work of Van Cleef & Arpels, La Maison, master jewelers, on Place Vendôme (since 1906), Paris.

Being a part-time francophile I entered their site and was amazed at how well they use the internet to educate the world about their brand.

Gouache drawing from Van Cleef & Arpels
Gouache drawing from Van Cleef & Arpels

This link will take you to the design studio and illustrate the process it takes to create the drawing shown above.

Take a moment from your busy day to enjoy the work of a true craftsman.

Next month we will “visit” the workshop at Les Ateliers.