After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a Master’s degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
It was here at Illinois Institute of Technology, where he was introduced to their curriculum that was built from the notions of Bauhaus, which was originally established by Mies van der Rohe, that he learned how to converge the fields of arts, craft, and design.
Those notions merged with contemporary culture make up his inter-disciplinary practice today; stemming from his last 15 years, which is summarized below.
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MAKING THE ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY “OFFICE SUPPLIES” C/O VIRGIL ABLOH & JACOB & CO.
The new “Office Supplies” collection brings together the visionary talents of Jacob Arabo, founder of Jacob & Co., and Virgil Abloh.
Deciding to reimagine the paperclip highlights the subtle significance of an everyday item and transforms it into a contemporary piece of fine jewelry.
A simple yet modern representation of nostalgia, the paperclip is reminiscent of youthful creations when paperclips became chains, bracelets, and more. Through the “Office Supplies” collection, Mr. Arabo and Mr. Abloh transform simplicity into luxury by reinterpreting a universal past time through high craftsmanship and exceptional materials such as white and yellow diamonds.
A documentary that follows the making of Virgil Abloh’s first Louis Vuitton Men’s Show Film by BAFIC and JIM JOE.