Art

Loro Piana and the Gift of Kings

Tali Jaffe

Photography by Jeremy Cheung

The Gift of Kings Installation (5)
The Gift of Kings installation in Hong Kong.

During Art Basel and set against Hong Kong’s skyline, Loro Piana created an ethereal escape celebrating the world’s most rare wool: Gift of Kings®. The dreamy installation on the 18th floor of H Queen’s Building immersed guests in a space where they could experience the finest wool in the world—an opportunity few have, due to its incredibly rare nature.

The Gift of Kings installation.

The installation featured an evanescent cloud-like sculpture, which floated inside the space, inviting visitors to step inside to touch and discover the Gift of Kings®. With Loro Piana’s deep connection to nature, through all of its endeavors, this connection was explored through the multi-room installation. Each room presents the wool as a natural phenomenon that conveys its characteristics: rain, waterfalls and waves portray softness, lightness and purity, respectively.

The exhibition opened with a private cocktail party attended by Vittoria Loro Piana, Luisa Loro Piana, Fabio d’Angelantonio (Global CEO) Bettina Prentice, Isolde Breilmaier, Kelly Chen, Raymond Lam, Michelle Ong-Cheung, Adrian Cheng, Kevin and Reina Chau, Yen Kuok, Victoria Tang-Owen, Edward Tang, Veronica Chou, Andrew Yuen, Gilbert Yeung, Yijia Tiong, Brandon Chau, Qiqi, Janet Ma, Cara G, Amanda S, Kirk Yip, Ruby Lam and more.

The Gift of Kings installation in Hong Kong
The Gift of Kings installation in Hong Kong
Luisa Loro Piana, Fabio d'Angelantonio and Vittoria Loro Piana
Luisa Loro Piana, Fabio d'Angelantonio and Vittoria Loro Piana
Kelly Chan, Fabio d'Angelantonio and Raymond Lam
Kelly Chan, Fabio d'Angelantonio and Raymond Lam
Lorenza Vergani, Emmanuel Perrotin and Vittoria Loro Piana
Lorenza Vergani, Emmanuel Perrotin and Vittoria Loro Piana
The Gift of Kings installation in Hong Kong
The Gift of Kings installation in Hong Kong
The Gift of Kings installation in Hong Kong
The Gift of Kings installation in Hong Kong
Raymond Lam
Raymond Lam
The Gift of Kings installation in Hong Kong
The Gift of Kings installation in Hong Kong
Janet Ma
Janet Ma
Christopher Owen and Victoria Tang Owen
Christopher Owen and Victoria Tang Owen
Fabio d'Angelantonio and Yijia Tiong
Fabio d'Angelantonio and Yijia Tiong
Michelle Ong
Michelle Ong
The Gift of Kings installation in Hong Kong
The Gift of Kings installation in Hong Kong
Lawrence Van Hagen
Lawrence Van Hagen
Isolde Brielmaier and Bettina Prentice
Isolde Brielmaier and Bettina Prentice