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I was invited to Venice for the launch of two new Swatch watches created by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, best known for his stunning work in Murano glass. Get the low down on his new designs here.
Written by Amelia Gregory
Jean-Michel Othoniel Over the Rainbow Swatch by Catherine Stone.
Last week I was invited to Venice to find out about the newest Swatch watch: created by the artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. Swatch fell in love with his decorative use of Murano glass in incredible jewelled artworks that began life for an exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim gallery in Venice itself. Jean-Michel was told there was no official space in which he was able to showcase artworks due to strict instructions left in Peggy Guggenheim's will, but looking around he wondered whether the branches of a tree in the gallery courtyard could be exempt from this rule and his aerial bound sculptures began to take shape. Jean-Michel… read more