Johnny Li L'ecole School of Jewelry Arts
L'ecole School of Jewelry Arts is Bronze Design Award winner in 2018 - 2019 Luxury Design Award Category.
L'ecole School of Jewelry Arts

The school is housed in a glass box that overlooks into a beautiful courtyard with old banyan trees by the main gate. The design concept was inspired by Chinese classical gardens in framing of views and borrowing of scenes. The lounge became the host of evening conversations cradled under the vault ceiling in bamboo mesh. The large area rug designed as an evocative fish pound, the long bar in an abstract shape of a boat, plus art photo panels inspired by scrolls of Chinese landscape paintings were all pulled together to create the illusion of a fairytale.

L'ecole School of Jewelry Arts
Johnny Li L'ecole
Johnny Li School of Jewelry Arts
Johnny Li design
Johnny Li design
Johnny Li

Brought up in the US, Johnny graduated at the Rhode Island School of Design with a double bachelor degree in Architecture and Fine Arts. He had worked at international architecture and design companies Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York, Koetter, Kim & Associates of Canary Wharf in London, and Herman Czech & Architects in Vienna, before joining Rocco Design in Hong Kong. In 1998, he set up LI&Co. with his long time collaborator and Partners, Mr. David Gibb and Tommy Wong. Johnny is interested in designs that amalgamate different cultures, arts and architecture. His design inspirations are often taken from his travels, his love of cinema, and the basic tenets of fine arts and architecture. He is currently the Managing Director of New York design studio.

Van Cleef & Arpels - Richemont Group

L'ECOLE - school of jewelry arts has been traveling to Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, Dubai and around the world since the founding of the school at Place Vendome of Paris in 2012. It is the first school to initiate the public into the secrets of the jewelry world. L'ECOLE offers a range of courses and evening conversations designed to illuminate and to inspire dialogues which enlighten jewelry lovers, connoisseurs and professionals of all ages and genders.