The case of the Diamond Tambour Dots Infinity is a piece of art in itself, made of stainless steel with Swiss quartz mechanism inside. Additionally, the bezel is inlaid with diamonds and the strap adds color to the watch with bright red and striking white polka dots, which are also engraved on the back of the case next to Kusama’s signature.
This piece is part of the Yayoi Kusama collection for Louis Vuitton, whose theme is the distinctive colorful polka dots that characterize the work of the Japanese artist. Lively, light and playful, this collection also features garments and accessories, from dresses to handbags and silk scarves.
According to Vogue magazine, this had been the most important collaboration between Louis Vuitton and a contemporary artist since the French label launched graffiti-decorated handbags, designed by Stephen Sprouse in 2001. Another fine example within the polka dot trend is a bold set of cufflinks, a piece from Other Criteria, inspired by the work of Damien Hirst, one of the brightest minds in contemporary art.
Hirst is internationally renowned for his experimental works, excellent use of geometry and a tireless exploration of color. His oeuvre served as the muse behind the design of these splendid enamel cufflinks, which come in four different colors: orange, red, yellow and blue. They are part of an extensive collection of objects inspired by the most representative work of the British artist.
Whimsical collection items, both the Diamond Tambour Dots Infinity watch and Hirst´s cufflinks have become emblematic pieces inspired by polka dots. ■