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04 November

A NEW CARTIER COLLECTION OF OBJECTS THAT SUBTLY ENTER INTO EVERYDAY LIFE

 

To treat yourself or give as a gift, for today or for the future. Stylish objects with that extra something to bring beauty into your life. For ourselves, for mothers, for babies, to inspire, to say thank you, to mark a special occasion, for supporting you, for being in your life, to surprise or show your love...

 

As simple and intriguing as they are, from music boxes to writing papers, they form part of a long established tradition. Since 1880, Cartier was interested in everyday objects, from the earliest fragrance bottles to powder compacts, from inkwells to stationery presented in its own dedicated exhibition at Cartier New York. Through decoration, writing and travel, Cartier explores everyday life, like it explores the cultures of the world. By the 1930s, shortly after the creation of the S for Silver department – intended for the creation of luxury gifts and useful objects such as lighters, pocket watches and belts – Louis Cartier, the founder’s grandson, highlighted the importance he attached to accessories in an interview with the press:  “In fact, we do not only produce luxury jewellery. I would say, monsieur, that jewellery like ours is as capable of adorning a woman’s shoulders with a dazzling necklace as it is of filling her handbag with a powder compact, a mirror,  a small comb and even business cards, all stamped with the same seal of originality and art.” Louis Cartier.

 

A notebook and pencil for writing, a rattle for the baby, a game of solitaire to play, a vase for decoration... all these objects respond to the desire to bring joy to yourself and others. Four collections around the theme of decoration, writing, childhood and games to bring beauty into your life. They start with the selection of precious and irresistible materials. Metal, porcelain, leather, paper, cashmere: choices influenced by criteria of elegance and durability. Four collections of objects, from practical to playful, delicate to portable, for young and for old, all linked by their emblematic codes: panther, Double C, menagerie... Maison signatures echoing the history and universe of Cartier.

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