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Belperron Returns to Masterpiece London

Belperron introduces 1930s-1940s inspired Spring Collection

at Masterpiece London, June 29 – July 5, 2017

 

Belperron’s First Anniversary Collection

Introducing early archival designs and vintage rarities

Belperron is pleased to announce that it will return to Masterpiece London from June 29 – July 5, 2017. Belperron will debut both new and vintage jewelry highlighting the house’s archival designs from the late 1930s and early 1940s. “We couldn’t be more excited to return to Masterpiece London for our seventh year. We have been at the show since its inception and continued to be impressed by the discerning international audience of collectors,” commented Nico Landrigan, Belperron President.   

Belperron will debut its first anniversary collection, designs from her early career when she first came to work with Bernard Herz in 1930s Paris. These designs defined her singular style and modern sensibility.  Belperron pioneered a new aesthetic in jewelry – organic, tactile and arrestingly modern—for such clients as Elsa Schiaparelli, Mona von Bismarck, Diana Vreeland and the Duchess of Windsor. Asked why she never signed her work, Mme. Belperron replied, “My style is my signature.”

ABOUT MASTERPIECE LONDON

Masterpiece London launched in 2010 with a unique focus on cross-collecting. Over the past seven years it has established itself as the leading international event for viewing and buying the finest works of art, from antiquity to the present day.  The fusion of heritage and style, tradition and the contemporary draws close to 40,000 visitors each year for an exceptional week of cultural, culinary and social experiences in the heart of London.  Located on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece is an unmissable event at the height of the capital’s summer arts season.  


 

Belperron Returns to TEFAF Maastricht 2017

 

Belperron introduces 1930s-1940s inspired Spring Collections

at TEFAF Maastricht March 10-19, 2017

 

Belperron’s First Anniversary Collection

Introducing early archival designs and vintage rarities

 

Belperron is pleased to announce that they will return to TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art fair, for a second year taking place in the Netherlands from March 10-19, 2017. Belperron will debut both new and vintage jewelry highlighting archival designs from the late 1930s and early 1940s. “We couldn’t be more excited to return to TEFAF Maastricht for our second year, presenting our finest works to the world’s most discerning audience of collectors,” commented Nico Landrigan, Belperron President.   

Belperron will debut its first anniversary collection, designs from her early career when she first came to work with Bernard Herz in 1930s Paris. These designs defined her singular style and modern sensibility.  Belperron pioneered a new aesthetic in jewelry – organic, tactile and arrestingly modern—for such clients as Elsa Schiaparelli, Mona von Bismarck, Diana Vreeland and the Duchess of Windsor. Asked why she never signed her work, Mme. Belperron replied, “My style is my signature.”

The Belperron Leaves Necklace Originally designed in the mid-1930s, the Leaves Necklace reflects Suzanne Belperron’s mastery of humble splendor, a reimagining of the natural world. 18K gray gold entwines seven carved blue chalcedony leaves, 274.50 carats, twelve sapphires, 29.74 carats, and 73 old-mine cut diamonds, 9.37 carats.

 

ABOUT BELPERRON

In the pantheon of master jewelers from the twentieth century, Suzanne Belperron (1900-1983) stands apart as the only woman.  After beginning her career with Boivin in 1919, she pioneered a new aesthetic in jewelry:  sensual, tactile and arrestingly modern. With influential clients such as Elsa Schiaparelli, the Duchess of Windsor and Diana Vreeland, Belperron is widely recognized as one of the most influential designers of the 20th century.  Asked why she never signed her jewelry, she replied “My style is my signature.”  In 2015, Belperron LLC opened its first flagship salon in over forty years in New York, featuring vintage Belperron jewels and new pieces created from her archive of over 9,200 designs. 

 

About TEFAF

TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art fair, is renowned for its commitment to excellence, expertise and elegance. This is reflected not only in the magnificent range of rare works that are offered for sale at the fair, which will be held in the MECC Maastricht from 10-19 March, 2017, but also in the number of art collectors, both private and institutional, that regard TEFAF as a must-see event in the art market calendar. 

Verdura & Belperron will be located at Stand #146.  For Additional Press Information Contact:  Caroline Packer, Verdura Public Relations, 212 758-3388, cpacker@verdura.com 

 

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The father and son team of Ward and Nico Landrigan, interviewed in the December 12, 2016 issue of Barron's Penta about their revival of the Belperron brand.
 
 

 

 

BELPERRON TO MAKE UK DEBUT AT MASTERPIECE LONDON

BELPERRON TO MAKE UK DEBUT AT MASTERPIECE LONDON

Revered jewelry company will be shown for the first time along-side Verdura

June 30 – July 6, 2016

 

New York, NY (June 2016): Belperron, which recently opened its first flagship location in over forty years on Fifth Avenue, New York, will make its UK debut at Masterpiece London this year. Belperron will be showcasing important vintage jewelry as well as introducing their first new collection from the archives.

 

Highlights from Belperron’s inaugural collection include the vintage “Double Coronet” Cuff with aquamarine, ruby and gold set with 10 pear-shaped aquamarines and 27 round and oval cabochon rubies, circa 1945-1955.  This important cuff illustrates Madame Belperron’s cultural inspirations: the paisleys of the Orient, Mayan ornaments, tribal designs from Africa, Congolese art and Asian cherry blossoms.  She was a sculptress with a gift for divining beautiful shapes and an innate ability to make them flatter the wearer.  Asked why she never signed her work, she famously stated “My style is my signature.”  Also on view will be the stunning “Spire” or vintage Spiral Bracelet, with 20 virgin 22 karat stylized spirals and 72 old-mine cut diamonds and 16 baguette diamonds and the signature “Wave” necklace from Belperron’s current collection featuring 18 karat gold and 10 brilliant-cut bezel set diamonds.

 

Now in its sixth year, Masterpiece London is one of the leading international art and antiques fair and a highlight of the season for serious collectors. Masterpiece presents a snapshot of the history of art and design from antiquity to the present day.    The fair takes place from June 30 through July 6, on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea SW3. 

The New York Times March 17, 2016
The story of the revival of Belperron. 
 
Belperron Debuts in New York

Belperron Debuts in New York

Belperron opens its first retail location in over forty years

Dedicated exclusively to the master jeweler Suzanne Belperron

 

New York, NY – October 2015 - Belperron today announced plans to open its first flagship location on Fifth Avenue in New York on October 13, 2015, making this the first location in over forty years to exclusively feature the work of Suzanne Belperron. Elegant and audacious, she pioneered a new aesthetic in jewelry: sensual, tactile and arrestingly modern. Madame Belperron’s pioneering design work spans the entire twentieth century and her influence endures to this day.

Nico Landrigan, Belperron President, commented “She was a sculptress, with a gift for divining beautiful shapes.  In my view, Madame Belperron was different from her predecessors, and seems to have a huge influence to this day.  Belperron had an uncanny sense of texture, color and scale; she understood when to hold a line through the most torturous spiral and when to break it with the rogue placement of an errant gemstone.  We are thrilled to be the caretakers of her legacy and feel a tremendous responsibility as we re-introduce her pioneering work to the world.”

The Collection

As the preeminent worldwide destination for Belperron jewelry, the new salon will sell both vintage and new pieces. The inaugural collection embodies the essence of Belperron’s aesthetic and includes many wearable essentials.  Highlights include the Wave collection of cuffs and stackable bracelets and rings, bold, geometric Roof earclips, Swirl earrings, and two-stone color Twin earrings.  The new collection will include a number of 22 karat gold pieces with a uniquely raw texture, what Belperron herself referred to as Virgin Gold.

The Belperron Collection has been created entirely from her archive of over 9,200 gouache paintings and designs many of which were never made in Madame Belperron’s lifetime. In keeping with her exacting standards, the jewelry will be made in some of Paris’ oldest workshops, one of which has a direct family line to Belperron’s original master craftsmen.  To differentiate the new collection from her original pieces, every jewel will be signed Belperron.  When asked why she herself never signed her original work, she replied “My style is my signature.”

Bringing all of her work under one roof, the Belperron salon will also be featuring a large array of vintage pieces, many from important private collections from around the world.  The Vintage Collection will be continually changing as pieces are sold and new ones uncovered.  These pieces were all designed, and their production overseen, by Madame Belperron, their provenance spanning her entire design career from the 1930s to the 1970s.

The Salon Design

The new Belperron salon, designed by noted architect Daniel Romualdez, captures the aesthetic of a 1932 Parisian apartment, a time when Madame Belperron first achieved widespread recognition for her originality. The new space, with sweeping views of Central Park, includes four galleries and features black lacquered trim, sable-colored cases, marble fireplaces and chalcedony blue walls.  Other architectural details include striking vertical mirrors, an extensive design library, and many comfortable, intimate seating areas.  The inspiration for the salon’s design came from her vast archive of original gouache paintings, tracings and other archival materials. Daniel Romualdez says, “I wanted to create an environment that spoke to the elegance and glamour of this spectacular Fifth Avenue location whilst still evoking the intimate and private world of Suzanne Belperron in Paris of the 1930s.”

The Final Word

Belperron is also putting the finishing touches on Jewelry by Suzanne Belperron, a richly illustrated book to be published by Thames & Hudson for worldwide distribution December 15, 2015.  With over 300 photographs of jewelry from private collections, contemporary editorial and illustrations from her vast archive of designs, this will be the definitive volume on Suzanne Belperron’s extraordinary career.  An excerpt will be available during the previews and pre-orders will be available beginning in October.

Launch Dates

Belperron will open on October 13, 2015 following a series of private preview events.  The hours will be Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. 

The name and copyright to the archives of designs of Suzanne Belperron, whose work was also known under the names B. Herz and Herz-Belperron, are owned by Belperron, LLC, a privately-held corporation.  For more information on Nico Landrigan, please go to http://www.belperron.com/our-story

Town & Country November 2015
The story behind the reopening of Belperron. 
 
VOGUE - October 2015
October VOGUE announces the opening of Belperron on Fifth Avenue in New York. 
 
Vanity Fair France - May 2015

An in-depth article about the legacy of Suzanne Belperron and her influence in the jewelry world today.

To request an English translation, please contact info@belperron.com.

 

The New York Times - December 20, 2012
This article, "Modern Before the World Was" written by Cathy Horyn, appears in the December 20, 2012 issue of The New York Times. To read more, click here.
Architectural Digest (France) - May 2012

KARL LAGERFELD'S BELPERRON COLLECTION FEATURED IN ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST - FRANCE

Famed designer Karl Lagerfeld has been collecting vintage Belperron for years.  This article, "The Treasures of Suzanne Belperron, highlighting featured pieces from his collection, appears in the May 2012 issue of Architectural Digest (France.)  To read more about Belperron check out Mitchell Owens' blog "The Aesthete" on ArchitecturalDigest.com's Daily AD   (click here)

BELPERRON RUNS FIRST-EVER PRINT ADVERTISING IN EUROPE
   
 
 
Belperron ran these ads May 12-14 in UK/European editions of the International Herald Tribune and the Financial Times, and Le Figaro, in anticipation of its future introduction of Belperron to a new generation.
Belperron LLC at Sotheby

 

Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 14, 2012

Ward Landrigan and Nico Landrigan of Belperron  attended Sotheby's auction of jewels from the personal collection of Suzanne Belperron.   They purchased 22 jewels over 17 lots, including this necklace, composed of seven polished turquoise stones and a hammered gold hook clasp. The original drawing of this avant-garde necklace is signed Suz B, a rare mark of a personal purchase.  This purchase represents a significant addition to Belperron LLC's collection of vintage Belperron.

 

Town & Country Explores Belperron Legacy

Stellene Volandes explores the extraordinary appeal of Belperron's legacy and style in the January 2012 issue of Town & Country magazine. 

JCK Magazine Features Remarkable Belperron Sale
 
 
JCK Magazine interviews Nico Landrigan, owner of the Belperron archives, about the remarkable sale  of a rare platinum and diamond Belperron brooch. The stunning piece fetched an unbelievable sum of $365,705 at auction in the Christies Paris sale on December 13, 2010. 
Vogue.com Hails Return of Mme. Belperron
 
 
 
Vogue.com hails the return of Madame Belperron in this article from June 16, 2011. Click here to read more!
Belperron Website Launch June 16, 2011
 
   
     
Belperron, LLC launches its first website June 16, 2011, featuring information about the famous jeweler Suzanne Belperron (1900 - 1983) and her legacy of extraordinary jewels and archival material.