If you have not been to the new Design Museum in Holland Park, I highly suggest a visit as it is an architectural wonder as well as a superb space of creativity and inspiration. Given its cultural significance not only in London but the world, it is no surprise that Cartier has chosen the space to exhibit Cartier in Motion. Curated by the renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, the exhibition – running from 25th May until 28th July – explores the creativity of Cartier and design. Cartier in Motion includes over 170 exhibits alongside rare insights into the research and work of the designers at Cartier, through extracts from material found in the Cartier Archives.
Whilst telling the story of Cartier watchmaking and the invention of the modern wristwatch, Cartier in Motion explores the change in society at the turn of the 20th century; upheavals in art, architecture, travel and lifestyles, the traces of a new world could be seen. Divided into 5 sections, the exhibition looks at the evolution of Paris and its influence on Cartier shapes; Louis Cartier’s connections with Alberto Santos-Dumont and other pioneers of the age; the birth of the modern wristwatch; the everyday accessories designed to cater to a glamorous inter-war lifestyle and the evolution of Cartier watch designs and Cartier craftsmanship. This free exhibition is essential Bank Holiday visiting.