If you thought Cartier was only about fancy jewellery and fine watches, think again. A new addition to the French luxury maison that was launched quietly late last year, their Home Decor collection isn’t exactly a new concept either. After all, Cartier has been creating objets d’art for their moneyed clientele for two centuries, from pieces as simple as a cigarette box to elaborate table clocks that were covered in gold leaf and adorned with precious gems.
And now you can bring home a piece of this legacy with a collection that includes everything from porcelain bowls to photo frames. How about a candle holder? Like the one above that has its very own carved wooden base finished in shiny lacquer and topped with an elaborate openwork metal sleeve. Sold with its own accompanying scented candle, this will take pride of place in your home for SGD940.
Then there are these stunning double-sided photo frames, each featuring polished lacquer wood sides and metalwork fronts. Priced at SGD1060, it would make a handsome addition to any bedside table/mantle/sideboard.
But if you really want something that takes the cake, how about the 101 mm by 101 mm Santos 100 Exceptional Desk Clock, featuring a skeleton designed framed by pure yellow gold and brushed stainless steel. Retailing for SGD32,900, this is just also one of the many clocks you’ll find at Cartier today.