The Man Who Knows Everything

Launched on 16 March 2011

In March 2011 London jeweller Hannah Martin marked her latest collection with a site-specific installation at London's Dover Street Market, an exclusive fashion film – and, on the flip-side, a unique augmented reality experience that allowed global fans to wear one of Martin's creations in virtual reality.

A Voltaire quote – ‘The man who knows everything and never dies’ – titles Martin's 2011 jewellery collection. It also inspired the collection's fictional hero, the Comte de Saint Germain, an elegantly-dressed alchemist who has lived through four hundred years of history. His death, recorded five times, was distinguished by blinding stones adorning his person. This narrative translates not only to Martin's jewellery, but also to its installation at London's Dover Street Market and on SHOWstudio.

Martin sought to encapsulate the Comte's journey through time, drenched in hallucinogenic colour and rich in sound. At Dover Street Market, the installation, designed by Moritz Waldemeyer, centred around a three-sided twelve-foot DuPont™ Corian® obelisk strung with lasers and surrounding the most iconic piece of Martin's collection - 'Euphoria of Lights - the Comte's Pyramid Ring'.



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