Green Wild Kong by Richard Orlinski
We have graciously closed #BBSkiingSeason and said Good Bye to Courchevel and its iconic guardians by Richard Orlinski. And it didn’t take long for us to start missing his Art… Surprise, surprise! Mr Kong has arrived to London!
We had a pleasure to join Hublot CEO, Ricardo Guadalupe and Hublot ambassadors including the World’s bestselling contemporary artist, Richard Orlinski and renowned tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi, to officially inaugurate an exhibition presented at Harrods, celebrating Hublot’s 2019 partnerships. The key installation of this exhibition, a monumental Green Wild Kong with Hublot branding designed by Richard Orlinski.
Hublot paid tribute to its United Kingdom partners by unveiling three dedicated windows on Brompton Road as well as an exhibition of sculptures occupying the Fine Watch Atrium. The exhibition space which has been cleverly split into four main components, highlights Hublot’s most successful partnerships in the United Kingdom, giving an immersive experience for each. Hublot presents the new Ferrari Safety car and six Baselworld Ferrari models launched in celebration of the partnership. Three new Unico Ferrari pieces celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari demonstrate the brand’s unparalleled attention to detail for their collaborative editions, harnessing multiple inspirations drawn directly from the Ferrari cars themselves.
Ricardo Guadalupe and Richard Orlinski
Hublot has always made a point of honour to offer a unique and immersive experience to customers and aficionados. That is why Harrods is the perfect partner for Hublot to unveil this exhibition. Since the opening of the Hublot boutique at Harrods in 2010, we both have had the opportunity of collaborating on many initiatives and creative campaigns such as the Art of Fusion exhibition in 2017 and the Hublot Champion’s Advice Campaign in 2018. Our partnership now culminates with this exhibition highlighting our successful partnerships with Ferrari, Richard Orlinski, Sang Bleu, Chelsea FC and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
– Ricardo Guadalupe
Celebrating the partnership with renowned tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi, a dedicated lounge has been created set amongst the intricate geometric designs synonymous with Maxime’s artistic style. Presented alongside are the two new Big Bang Sang Bleu novelties, which represent the horological expression of a tattoo, set in motion with timeless precision, unifying materials and crafts through geometry by Sang Bleu’s founder.
The final space within the exhibition focused on Hublot’s motto; The Art of Fusion, which is the defining philosophy behind the brand’s design, partnerships, materials and craftsmanship. Demonstrating an array of materials and styles, the Art of Fusion installation showcases the many facets of the brand and the level of intricacy that goes into each of the pieces.
Andrew Bezhenar and Richard Orlinski
For the duration of the installation, Harrods will have exclusivity of the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Orlinski Green edition which is limited worldwide to just 100 pieces.
In a parallel exhibition, Hublot has taken over the iconic Fine Watch Room Atrium within the Harrods Fine Watch department. Set at the base of the sweeping stairs and against the unique white marble, an enormous Richard Orlinski Wild Kong sculpture appears cleverly crafted in the same Green Pantone as the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Orlinski Green edition. With its arms raised in triumph holding the Hublot logo above its head, the Kong sculpture honours the partnership with Richard Orlinski and Hublot perfectly.
Richard Orlinski and Arina Sprynz