As one of the most flamboyantly creative people in the industry, Fawaz Gruosi continues to stun audiences around the world with sumptuous jewellery and fabulous watches. With daring design, a unique style and captivating craftsmanship, de Grisogono strikes unexpected contrasts with chiaroscuro effects in complex structures and mesmerising aesthetics, offering reinterpretations on signature classics.
What premieres does de Grisogono have in store for Baselworld 2018?
Over the last 25 years, de Grisogono has been giving life to daring watch and jewellery art pieces. Allegra, the de Grisogono fine jewellery icon, stands for everything that sets us apart. As time goes by, its identity remains, the spirit is set free and its allure is more seductive than ever. In tribute to 25 years of creativity from the Maison, the Allegra watch is engraved with a stylised figure 25.
What is an iconic design of de Grisogono?
We have written new rules, upended conventions and invented a style so distinctive that a de Grisogono creation is unlike any other. It is instantly recognisable and naturally stands out from the rest with a blend of peerless elegance and unbridled creativity; a play on shapes, light, volume, texture and movement: works of art bearing the codes that set de Grisogono apart.
What has been the proudest moment for you in the history of de Grisogono?
The auction of ‘The Art of de Grisogono, Creation 1’, at the landmark Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva on November 14, 2017. This auction marked a high point for de Grisogono and the team that worked so tirelessly to bring this incredible stone to life in this beautiful piece, Creation 1. This is the largest emerald-cut diamond ever to come to auction and so it was uncharted territory. I am truly privileged to have had the opportunity to work with a historic stone of such perfection and would thank everyone who took part in this beautiful journey from mine to masterpiece.
How do you define glamour?
De Grisogono has unveiled an array of dazzling creations celebrating feminine and mineral beauty while paying tribute to its twin sources of inspiration: women and gemstones. In an endless reciprocal continuum, these two muses inspire our creations and our creations in turn inspire women, generating a unique energy – an inimitable aura.
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