Celebrating the birth of the new Juste un Clou and Écrou de Cartier collections, Cartier will be hosting an exclusive exhibition at the annual Salone del Mobile Milan fair between 5th to 9th April 2017.
Titled "When the Ordinary becomes Precious", the exhibition will be hosted at Garage Sanremo, a landmark on Via delle Fosse Ardeatine in the heart of the city.
A collaborative effort between Cartier and New York-based Puerto Rican visual artist Desi Santiago, the exhibition space will be transformed into a gold themed interior to express a dialogue between mechanics and jewellery, crafts and design.
The golden garage-like space will also feature Cartier grooms in overalls, tools of the trade scattered amongst drawers laden with jewellery and a car suspended from the ceiling with a golden liquid oozing to the floor.
That aside, in conjunction with the set designed by Desi, Cartier has also collaborated with artist Cerise Doucède for a visually stunning art showcase that draws inspiration from the new Juste un Clou and Écrou de Cartier jewellery.
An epitome of something ordinary tools appropriated into haute joaillerie, the two new jewellery collections are translated into a pair of suspended works that are composed of thousands of nails and nuts and bound together by transparent wires mid-air (see above).
And to finish it up, here we have an exclusive short Q&A with the artist Desi himself to talk about this work with Cartier.