Fabergé, the world’s most iconic artist jeweller, is pleased to announce James Ganh as their first ‘Featured Designer’. This new partnership launches in September 2020 with a vibrant capsule collection inspired by nature and the resplendent colours of summer’s floral blooms. It comes after a year of ‘behind the scenes’ work, with Ganh and his team designing the pieces in secret. The magical collection pays homage to Fabergé’s past and present, featuring transformable creations which surprise and delight in equal measure.
Peter Carl Fabergé, a pioneer and innovator, was considered a maverick when he introduced workmasters in 1882. These independent craftsmen were given the freedom to develop their own characteristic style, with each of their finished pieces personally approved by Peter Carl, or one of his esteemed deputies, to ensure it met Fabergé’s exacting standards. Fabergé continues to work with a small number of modern-day workmasters, and the Maison has long held a desire to expand this tradition in a contemporary format, by providing a platform to endorse future talent – this is how the concept of a ‘Featured Designer’ was born.
Fabergé sees James Ganh as a true innovator and visionary, with a keen eye for detail and an unwavering ability to engineer the type of high-jewellery masterpieces of which Peter Carl Fabergé would be proud. The desire to nurture the talent of such a young, independent creative factored in Fabergé’s decision to select Ganh as their first ‘Featured Designer’.
A Central Saint Martins graduate, Ganh has a very personal connection to Fabergé. He worked for the business for a number of years, and it was while doing so that his passion and superior craftsmanship evolved, inspiring him to turn his design fantasies into reality. “The romantic and loving surprises of Fabergé creations spoke to my heart and inspired my work, and this is evident throughout the new capsule collection,” says Ganh.
Since establishing his own business in 2014, Ganh has developed a reputation amongst his loyal customers and admirers for the hidden details and surprises that appear in his work. Inspired by nature and art, his capsule collection pieces for Fabergé take this to a new level of innovation, while also embodying the Maison’s ethos of ‘A Life In Colour’. Utilising a diverse array of gemstones in a whole rainbow of colours, they impart a zest for life to the wearer.
These playfully transformable pieces also provide the wearer with versatility, transitioning from day to night with ease, and freedom of expression. A charming element of surprise is neatly woven into the collection, with delightfully innovative mechanical elements. Earrings can be attached as statement drops on co-ordinating necklaces; brooches become bracelets; and pendants become rings.
To further highlight homage to Peter Carl Fabergé, Ganh has painted the capsule collection using a stunning colour palette of gemstones, including blue, pink and yellow sapphires, emeralds, rubies, tanzanites, aquamarines, diamonds, amethysts, and tourmalines, to name just a few. These gems have been partnered with less conventional materials, including carved rock crystal.
The Fabergé x James Ganh capsule collection features a magnificent array of wearable high-jewellery pieces, which deliver both style and substance. Prices per set range from $74,100 to $1,150,500, while individual pieces range from $33,150 to $317,460. Selected sets will debut in Fabergé’s boutique in The Galleria Mall, Houston, Texas and Fabergé’s Harrods boutique in September 2020. It will later be launching in Fabergé’s boutique in The Dubai Mall and ‘By Appointment’ showrooms in London and New York.