Looking at the beauty of the world, preserving it and above all enriching it: this is a passion that has never ceased to imbue the Maison’s philosophy. The latest Beautés du Monde High Jewellery collection contributes to this, serving as a testament to Cartier‘s wonder at the diversity of beauty and the extent to which Cartier is able to admire beauty, to then embellish it with a vision that translates into design, the tension of lines, the geometry or abstraction: a coral reef snakes along a flamboyant necklace; the skin of an iguana turns into a geometric matrix; a Chinese puzzle reveals a kaleidoscopic ring.
From 13th June in Madrid, Cartier reveals this new collection, in a setting that lives up to its shining light. An exhibition reveals the roughly 100 pieces of the first chapter of the Beautés du Monde collection, as well as a selection of pieces from High Jewellery, Cartier Tradition and Haute Horlogerie. For the mise en scène, Cartier has chosen the Embassy, a radical piece of architecture in the Brutalist vein from two architects, English WS Bryant and Madrid native Luis Blanco-Soler. A reference of modernism, this round construction was inspired by the form of arenas. Its interior courtyard features a fountain, and its façade windows resemble burladeros, which traditionally offered protection to a matador from the bull. Completed in 1966, the building was unoccupied until 2009. Committed to the preservation of heritage, the Maison undertook the entire renovation of the building, which is opening its doors at last for this event.
Cartier entrusted the scenography of the event to the Madrid artist and design Jaime Hayon. In this succession built around a well of light, colour is omnipresent, the design pure, which rounded arches that break up the space. A singular experience that invites exploration, and the discovery of the Beautés du Monde collection.
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