This exquisite volume documents Cartier’s most recent bespoke jewellery and precious objects collection, destined for eminent clients and collectors. The jeweller’s imagination transforms precious materials and stones into splendid ensembles. Documents from the House’s archives show that flora and fauna have been a major source of inspiration at Cartier since the very beginning.

For this ground-breaking new collection, the designers venture into and beyond the natural universe: in addition to the species that have become emblematic of Cartier’s art – such as panthers and crocodiles – they have imagined original creations inspired, for example, by succulents and peacocks, as well as fantastical creatures like reinvented chimeras. The collection is accompanied by text that highlights the privileged relationship between contemporary art and nature.

[Sur]naturel Cartier by François Chaille & Hélène Kelmachter, published by Flammarion

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