Cartier Ion Orchard reopens its doors with a special exhibition titled Cartier, Icon of Style

Cartier Ion Orchard reopens its doors with a special exhibition titled Cartier, Icon of Style

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Text: Celine Yap

By now you must have already caught sight of the gorgeous Cartier ferris wheel parked outside Ion Orchard shopping mall – or seen it plastered all over Instagram. This gigantic structure is just the first of many things happening at this Cartier boutique, which is set to reopen its doors officially on 24th November. And did you know that this three-story boutique is the largest Cartier store in all of Southeast Asia?

Spanning a total of 688 square metres, the store's remodelling was done by the famed Parisian artist, designer, scenographer, painter and photographer Bruno Moinard, who made sure to marry the French art de vivre with multiple references to Singaporean culture as a Garden City – embracing the beauty, richness and diversity of it all.

Inspired by the Singapore's tropical climate, the external 20-metre-long glass façade is patterned with palm trees and raindrops to elicit a sense of privacy and exclusiveness. Another key feature is the bas-relief Cartier panther seen nestling amongst the tropical environment, referencing to Singapore's very own flora and fauna.

On the third and highest floor, the Le Salon Cartier has been enriched with Peranakan artefacts exuding the splendour of this beautiful local Singaporean culture.

But more exciting news awaits. Cartier Singapore has specially curated an exhibition of selected historic and extraordinary pieces brought in from the Cartier archives in Paris. Titled Cartier, Icon of Style, the exhibition highlights, among other things, the origins of the maison's love affair with the panther motif, as well as its illustrious connections with some of the world's most well-known figures, such as the Duchess of Windsor and Barbara Hutton, just to name a few.

Open to all interested members of the public, the exhibition runs from 24 November 2018 to 6 December 2018. Monday to Friday: 12pm to 9.00pm, Saturday to Sunday: 10.30am to 9.00pm. Keen individuals are encouraged to indicate registration interest on as viewing slots are limited.



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