Cartier at the 26th Biennale des Antiquaires Paris 2012
Since 1964, Cartier has figured among the most prestigious exhibitors of this elite gathering and reaffirms its allegiance to the Biennale des Antiquaires with each edition.
A cultural event of international renown, this Parisian showcase of decorative arts from around the world unfurls splendidly over seventeen days under the dome of the Grand Palais.
With its 250 m2 stand – the largest of all exhibitors at the 2012 edition – Cartier unveils the full extent of its jewelled supremacy at the Biennale. Entrusted to the talent of French designer Tristan Auer, known for his refined approach and bespoke decorative work, this spectacular setting is a fitting reflection of the scope, creative power and legitimacy of the king of jewellers. This year, Cartier will present 148 pieces of high jewellery and 12 precious objects plus a selection of pieces from the Cartier Tradition collection.
Crafted in the great jewellery tradition of the Maison, each of these pieces required up to two years of work, calling on Cartier’s full range of expertise, including the artistic crafts of engraving and stone carving.