To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bulgari's constantly evolving "Serpenti" icon, "Serpenti: 75 Years of Infinite Tales" was exhibited in Tokyo's Omotesando area. An exhibition held from November 9-26 included a collaborative art piece based on the theme of infinite metamorphosis created by stu inc., whose company mission is to "reinvent entertainment," and Ueyakato Landscape Co., Ltd.
The "Sandscape Garden" by stu and Ueyakato Landscape is a bold new creation combining cutting-edge technology with a dry landscape (karesansui) garden motif based on the theme of "Serpenti" as the symbol of Bulgari's aspiration to metamorphic change and regeneration.
In Japanese gardening, dry landscape gardens are a traditional form expressing natural beauty simply using stones and gravel. In this dry landscape, snakes and sand ripples are depicted by using spherical motion created from an algorithm based on the laws of nature, expressing the fusion of stillness and motion. It is a space that conveys quietude and eternity by projecting water and wind, and the dynamic scenery formed from their constant metamorphosis.
Dry landscape gardens usually use natural stones from Japan. This "Sandscape Garden," however, uses travertine limestone, which ancient Rome once used as an architectural material, to incorporate the atmosphere of Italy where Bulgari was born. This was Ueyakato Landscape's first effort at using travertines stones in garden creation.
Just as Japanese gardens have been created anew for over a thousand years by incorporating different trends in each period, we created this garden as an expression of our hope that people will continue to love Bulgari's creations and their emphasis on excellent craftsmanship.
Project commissioner: Bulgari Japan
Planning/design: stu inc.
Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (during the exhibition)
Accessibility: Open to exhibit visitors, currently closed to the public
Garden creation period: 2023
Movie: "Sandscape Garden" by Tomoki Kato and Ko Tanabe, | Serpenti Factory Tokyo
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