First launched in 2020, Cartier’s objects collection is expanding in 2021 to feature new decorative creations for your home: the interwoven ribbon and the Maison’s other great symbols on a miniature scale — two signatures, for practical and playful, refined and portable objects.
Two intertwining Cs, the Maison’s interwoven initials, take shape in the form of a ribbon that runs through a new collection of porcelain and burgundy lacquered wood objects: jewellery boxes, large rectangular watch boxes and small round boxes.
The oiseau libéré (freed bird), the Cartier bellboy, the heart and the red box: Cartier invites the Maison’s great symbols, on a miniature scale, to playfully illustrate a new collection of lively and irresistible objects. Notebooks and candle holders: new colours and new features, all designed for fun and enjoyment. The closer we become, the more we want it and the more we keep hold of it. We are drawn to them time and again.
The story behind the objects is part of a long Maison tradition dating back to 1880, when Cartier took an interest in everyday objects. From the earliest fragrance bottles to powder compacts, inkwells and stationery, these were presented in their own dedicated exhibition at Cartier New York.
These objects went on to invent a new art of travelling, in which form, function and ergonomics pandered to the new demands of luxury on the move.
A selection of artisans were called upon, including porcelain makers, goldsmiths, leather workers and crystal workers. Cartier objects covered every aspect of the art de vivre, from taking great care in the luxurious details of tableware to reimagining games with a sophisticated eye.
* This article was paid for by Cartier.