Cartier has unveiled its iconic Dubai Mall Flagship boutique with a brand new rejuvenated look after a two-year renovation process.
Inspired by an oasis in the centre of the desert the luxurious and elegant space is light airy and pays tribute to the House’s heritage of luxury while celebrating the culture and landscapes in the region.
The two-storey boutique is the House’s largest in the Middle East and is one of the 10 most visited Cartier boutiques in the world and is an international landmark for residents and tourists.
Highlights of the store will include the first Cartier Café in the region, which invites guests to relax in the elegant atmosphere while dining on a selection of tea coffee and snacks.
Brides to be will receive exclusive treatment at the wedding salon and bridal area where they can explore jewellery for their special day in comfort.
While a client service bar will allow guests to customize and personalize their creations.
The design was imagined by French architect Laura Gonzalez who was inspired by iconic Cartier creations and the Maisons style DNA which is woven throughout the precious metals and patterns across the flooring, walls and chandeliers.
At the entrance of the boutique, visitors will be welcomed by a mosaic floor made of three colours of glass tiles inspired by a Cartier bracelet and surrounded by shimmering gold marquetry details. This French decorative technique dates back to the 18th century, and the straw marquetry for the boutique was handmade in Paris over 6 months of craftsmanship. The colour palette is inspired by an oasis in the desert.
To celebrate the reopening Cartier presents an exhibition of 30 iconic Cartier heritage pieces that will be exhibited within the store for the first time in the Middle East. The display will feature exceptional historic pieces from the Cartier Collection, with jewellery worn by royals and celebrities.
Highlights of the exhibition include the Scroll Tiara created in 1910, worn by Elisabeth, Queen of the Belgians, the Panthère brooch created in 1949 and sold to the Duke of Windsor, and a crocodile masterpiece from 1975 that had been worn by Mexican actress Maria Felix. An extraordinary scenography featuring a tree of royal tiaras was created for the exhibition. Guests will also be able to discover [Sur]Naturel, the Maison’s latest High Jewellery collection in store.
“Cartier is delighted to welcome visitors to this specially-curated exhibition of 30 unique historic pieces from the Cartier Collection. Founded in 1983, the Cartier Collection includes the most extraordinary designs created through our 170-year history, with pieces that are regularly exhibited in the world’s most prestigious museums now on display to the public in our Dubai Mall boutique. The exhibition is an invitation to journey through Cartier’s inspirations and one-of-a-kind heritage,” said Pierre Rainero, Cartier Heritage and Style Director.
The exhibition will begin on March 21st, 2021 and will remain open to the public until April 5th, 2021. For registration, please visit: https://www.cartier-events.com/dubai