Pierre Etienne Lahaussois was born in 1952 in Paris, France. He was raised in France and Spain.
Pierre came to the U.S. in 1970. That year, after graduating from the French Lycee in New York, he started to work on his own jewelry. Louis Feron, the Master Goldsmith who was making Jean Schlumberger jewelry for Tiffany & Co., recognized his talents and took him on as his apprentice.
After his apprenticeship, Pierre went on his own to make his jewelry, abstract paintings and surrealistic sculpture. He had his work shown at the French Embassy in 1974 along with works of Chirico, Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp for the 50th Anniversary of the Manifeste Surrealiste.
In 1975 he was hired by Tiffany & Co. as a designer. He then moved on to be Jeweler, Foreman of the Jewelry Shop, Associate Design Director and finally was Divisional Vice President of jewelry Manufacturing.
In 1988 Pierre left Tiffany & Co. to create his own consulting firm, which patented some of his inventions, designed and manufactured objects for the Museum of Modern Art.
Paloma Picasso, the world renowned jewelry designer, whom he met in 1980 when she began designing for Tiffany & Co., contacted him. In 1989 he began working closely with Paloma, assisting her in creating the beautiful jewelry she is known for. This collaboration lasted 18 wonderful years.
In 2007 Pierre decided that he wanted to return to his lifetime dream of creating his own art: abstract painting, photography and sculpture.
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