Anyone who’s ever been to Chicago’s Millennium Park will undoubtedly recognize the prominent Cloud Gate sculpture designed by Anish Kapoor. I’m a huge fan of his work and now, thanks to Bulgari, the Indian sculptor’s ethereal designs can be worn as art–and at an affordable price point.
Kapoor reinterpreted Bulgari’s iconic B.zero1 ring–first created to celebrate the new millennium–to combine the Tubogas and the double Bulgari logo inspired by Roman epigraphy and designed with a modular “bounce” to it. Having tried one on, I can attest to its lightweight nature. The wide frame of the ring makes for a solid design with a statement making look characteristic of the B.zero1 collection.
To date, over 1.5 million pieces of B.zero1 have sold. Fun fact: it’s the first time Bulgari has collaborated with an artist on a piece that was subsequently available for purchase. The pink gold and stainless steel ring launched last week at Bulgari stores worldwide and at www.bulgari.com and comes housed in a special Kapoor-designed translucent case with silicone rubber.
A special YouTube video showing the inspiration behind the ring may be viewed at:
$890, available at Bulgari stores and www.bulgari.com