Over 300K Colorful Roman Numerals Elegantly Cascade in Installation Honoring Italian Fashion House

Colorful Installation Art by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Italian luxury fashion house Bulgari celebrated the 75th anniversary of its iconic snake jewelry with a special installation by Tokyo-based French artist, architect, and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux. Known for her colorful installations, Moureaux created a seemingly infinite room filled with 347,100 Roman numerals in 100 shades of color.

100 colors no.50 “SERPENTI” is the 50th iteration of Moureaux's 100 colors series, with the incorporation of Roman numerals as a nod to Bulgari's origins in Rome. Visitors were invited to move through a narrow tunnel, as they were surrounded by curtains of acrylic panels with the symbols I, V, X, L, and C written in 100 different hues. Strategic cutouts allowed visitors to move into the installation, immersing themselves in the infinite space.

This sense of infinity is important to the piece, as it mirrors the coiled, repetitive nature of the coiled snake used in Bulgari's designs. “An endless journey of color,” declares Moureaux. “The expression of the installation changes with each step, creating a complex fascination that transforms endlessly. Just as the colors continue to be infinite, we hope that the future of BULGARI will also continue endlessly.”

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bulgari's iconic snake design; artist, architect, and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux created an infinity room in Tokyo.

Acrylic panels adorned with Roman numerals in 100 gradations of color form an immersive tunnel.

100 Colors no.50 “SERPENTI” by Emmanuelle Moureaux

100 Colors no.50 “SERPENTI” by Emmanuelle Moureaux

100 Colors no.50 “SERPENTI” by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Colorful Installation Art by Emmanuelle Moureaux

The work is part of Moureaux's 100 colors installation series.

100 Colors no.50 “SERPENTI” by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Colorful Installation Art by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Strategic cutouts allow visitors to move through the middle of the installation.

Rainbow Art by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Rainbow Art by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Rainbow Art by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Colorful Installation Art by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Colorful Installation Art by Emmanuelle Moureaux

“Just as the colors continue to be infinite, we hope that the future of Bulgari will also continue endlessly.”

Rainbow Art by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Emmanuelle Moureaux: Website | Facebook | Instagram

All photos by Daisuke Shima. My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Emmanuelle Moureaux.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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