Confirmed: L'École Van Cleef & Arpels is heading to Dubai

Confirmed: L'École Van Cleef & Arpels is heading to Dubai

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Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Editor: Shannon Wylie

Image: L'École Van Cleef & Arpels

Dubai is set for another piece of history as it prepares to host L'École Van Cleef & Arpels' first regional workshop.

Internationally renowned jewellery school L'École Van Cleef & Arpels has confirmed that it will make its Middle Eastern debut in Dubai later this year. As part of their globe-trotting Nomadic program, the prestigious institution will set up a temporary base at Dubai Design District (d3) over the course of three weeks, to offer a full suite of workshops in the art of jewellery and watch-making.

L'Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels Dubai

"We are excited to announce the Middle East debut of L'École in a year when we celebrate our 5th anniversary," said Marie Vallanet-Delhom, President of L'École Van Cleef & Arpels. "During the past five years, more than 16,000 students from all over the world have benefited from the educational content of L'École in Paris and abroad."

The classes in Dubai will be divided into three categories – Savoir-Faire, Art History of Jewels and The Universe of Gemstones – and led by industry experts including jewellers, art historians, gemologists and watchmakers. In addition to these workshops, L'École will also conduct interactive sessions, which offer insights into the world of jewellery and horology. As well, several activations and exhibitions will be held, including a showcase of the final shortlisted works for the Van Cleef & Arpels Emerging Design Prize 2017.

L'École Van Cleef & Arpels will be at d3 from November 7-25 with enrolment opening in September. Now, discover the Van Cleef & Arpels novelties at SIHH 2017.