Title: Design Director Emeritus
Company: Tiffany and Co.
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
John Loring, Design Director Emeritus of Tiffany and Co., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in design.
With 30 years of professional experience, Mr. Loring has been design director emeritus of Tiffany and Co. since 2009, having been design director since 1979. Mr. Loring designed the whole look of Tiffany & Co., from the stores and its windows to advertising and merchandise and designed Tiffany’s iconic Atlas watch.
In addition to his primary role, he was a member of the acquisitions committee of the department of prints and illustrated books at the Museum of Modern Art from 1990 to 1999, bureau chief of Architectural Digest magazine from 1977 to 1978, and a distinguished visiting professor at the University of California, Davis in 1977.
Mr. Loring became involved in his profession because of a lifelong love of art. As a child, he gravitated to the field. His father was a talented painter, so he was exposed to art around the house. At Yale University, Mr. Loring majored in literature with minors in art and art history, graduating in 1960. Then he decided to do postgraduate work to get himself into Ecole Beaux Arts in Paris, France, where he was one of two Americans out of 3000 students. The job at Tiffany & Co. was offered to him while he was working at a gallery in New York. Additionally, The Pratt Institute later gave him an honorary Doctor of Arts in 1996 and he is a member of Chelsea Arts Club.
Throughout his career, Mr. Loring has been recognized for his contributions, including having received the Artistic Achievement Award from the American Cancer Society. The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Museum of Art and Design, he was also given the Dallas Fashion Award, the Legends Award from the Pratt Institute, the Distinction in Design Award from Fashion Group International, and the Edith Wharton Award from the Design and Art Society.
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