THE DESIGN STUDIO
The design studio is in Paris, at the heart of the capital, on the top floor of a late 19th-century Haussmann building. This building is also incorporated into a set of contemporary glass buildings designed by the architect Ricardo Bofill.
Quiet and bright, it is a place inhabited by a spirit of openness where curiosity is welcome, in a warm, muted environment created by the beige and terracotta tones of the walls.
The Studio witnesses the birth of every new Cartier creation. Here, everything starts by hand, sketching out the first idea almost instinctively. Usually, it is spot-on. “One design in a single stroke”.
Created at first by hand using various mediums: gouache paint, felt tip or a simple pencil, the designs then take shape on a computer. They are soon given a 3D shape, either with a model made by hand or by our talented 3D designers, working together every day in the studio.
It is only once the idea, the rendering and the volumes are perfectly aesthetically mastered that the designer challenges the technical side to meet the demands of the design. A long collaboration then ensues with the technical experts of the Manufacture who, thanks to their expertise and their desire to overcome the constraints related to the objective, support the designers in creating objects of beauty.