London, UK

Cartier in Motion

Exploring the creativity of Cartier and its links with the history of flight and design in the early twentieth century, Cartier in Motion, an exhibition curated by Norman Foster, marked the opening year of the new Design Museum in London.

The exhibition explored the myriad changes in society at the turn of the twentieth century, through the prism of Louis Cartier’s involvement with the pioneers of the age, including the renowned aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont – for whom he designed one of the world’s first wristwatches – and noted engineer, Gustave Eiffel. It illustrated a time where, amidst upheavals in art, architecture, travel and lifestyles, traces of a new world could be seen.

Cartier in Motion included over 170 exhibits that provided rare insights into the relationship between Cartier and design from the Collection Palais Princier de Monaco, Principality of Monaco; Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, Paris – Le Bourget; Rockefeller Center, New York; private lenders and the Cartier Collection, along with extracts from material found in the Cartier Archives.

Cartier in Motion

London UK

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  • Appointment 2017
  • Client Cartier
  • Cartier in Motion