Creativity in Pandemic Times
Yvel's Covid-19 Mask
2020 and Covid-19 introduced new challenges to Yvel, like the rest of the world. Faced with financial challenges and forced to furlough his employees, Isaac Levy approached a wealthy patron. The result was the commission of the world’s most expensive Covid-19 mask costing 1.5 million dollars and taking five months to complete. Encrusted with 210 carats of black and white diamonds, the mask is fully functional with a slot for a disposable N-95 mask to fit inside. The proceeds from this sale allowed the company to continue to function and to pay the employees during this unprecedented time.