SINGAPORE (Nov 23): From a duplex, the Cartier boutique at ION Orchard is now a tri-plex and is poised to be the flagship boutique of South East Asia. To give this boutique a unique shopping experience, Cartier appointed Parisian artist, designer, scenographer, painter and photographer, Bruno Moinard, to remodel the Cartier flagship boutique. Moinard combined the French art de vivre with multiple references exhibited in the Singaporean culture as a Garden City.

For starters, Moinard creates an external glass façade 20 metres in length with palm trees and raindrops patterns to give it a tropical feel. Look closely and you will see the custom-made Cartier panther carved in bas-relief resting in the fauna and flora.

Inside, the designer has added a third level, Le Salon Cartier for special clients, and enhanced it with Peranakan artefacts to elaborate on the local Singaporean culture. With ample room to shop at 688 sq m, the boutique is now the largest Cartier boutique in South East Asia.

As part of the opening celebrations, “Cartier, Icon of Style” exhibition will feature a selection of historic and extraordinary pieces from Cartier Collection. Visitors will understand the origins of the panther and its rich connections with some of the most well-known figures, such as the Duchess of Windsor and Barbara Hutton, just to name a few.

Cartier, Icon of Style is open to the public and 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 www.cartier-ion.sg/register as viewing slots are limited.

WHERE: Cartier flagship boutique at ION Orchard
WHEN: from 24 November 2018 to 6 December 2018
Time: Monday to Friday: 12pm to 9.00pm | Saturday to Sunday: 10.30am to 9.00pm
Admission: Individuals are encouraged to indicate registration interest here as viewing slots are limited.

Barbara Hutton - Photographed with Tiger Clip Brooch

The Tiger Clip brooch

Jeanne Toussaint

Duchess of Windsor - Panther Clip Brooch

María Félix - Photographed with Snake Necklace

María Félix - Snake Necklace