Remember the scene where the taxi pulls up in front of the Tiffany store in New York City, and Holly Golightly walks by looking into the store’s window? The jeweller has always been a patron of the arts since its inception in 1837. Tiffany & Co. has now launched the Tiffany Atrium, a sustainable platform that aims to impact society positively by advancing opportunities for previously underrepresented communities.
Tiffany Atrium aims to create a diverse and inclusive jewellery industry through commitment, leadership, and learning. Atrium stands on three important pillars, creativity, education, and community.
“We are thrilled to introduce the Tiffany Atrium platform, creating a centralised hub for our continued journey in the worlds of diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Anthony Ledru, Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany & Co. “At Tiffany & Co., we have a responsibility to enact positive change in our world. Tiffany Atrium will allow us to streamline and scale the necessary processes in doing so.”
In celebration of the new platform, the House has collaborated with American visual artist Derrick Adams, who also happens to be a community-builder, to create and design original artworks titled, “I shine, You Shine, We Shine.” Proceeds from the artwork, which is set to be auctioned through the online marketplace, Artsy from July 27 to August 10, will go towards benefitting The Last Resort Artist Retreat. The retreat is an artist residency founded by Adams in Baltimore, Maryland – his hometown – and provides healing and restoration to Black artists and cultural workers.
Tiffany Atrium will also include programs to provide opportunities and long-term growth to students and institutions. Included in the Atrium is the Tiffany & Co Apprentice Program, in which eight apprentices will be identified through LVMH’s Métiers d’Excellence Institute, as well as New York State Craft Apprentice Program. These apprentices will be a part of a two-year rotational program at the House’s core facilities. The Atrium will also include the Tiffany & Co. and HBCUs, which serves to create educational and professional opportunities for creative arts and communications students at select Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The House has pledged $2 million to the About Love Scholarship Program and partnered with Harlem’s Fashion Row.
Tiffany & Co has always been a patron of the arts. Its founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany founded the New York Society of Fine Arts, and went on to serve as one of the original trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The company has continued to serve the fields of art with funding and collaboration with artists ever since.
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