Just a few days ago, we were given a preview of Cartier’s latest exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, titled Into The Wild KL. Designed as a cultural event, you are all invited into the world of the panther as Cartier takes you on a journey through a travelling installation.
Over the years, the Cartier panther has become a precious symbol of free and assertive femininity. Into The Wild KL looks back into the history of this feline collection shaped by visionary Jeanne Toussaint and the team of exceptional craftsmen. It’s an immersive experience unlike any other as the panther guides the visitor through time, form and space while showing intimate details of a now signature savoir-faire.
AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY THROUGH TIME
The immortal Cartier panther has travelled through the centuries since 1914 when it first appeared in the form of spots on a watch. Unique, wild and magnetic, it reinvents itself in each era according to the unbridled desires of its creators. The installation invites the visitor to take a journey through the history of the panther, but also to experience a truly immersive experience where time passes on the walls on which sketches, authentic documents, videos and photographs from Cartier’s archives are displayed.
THE OFFICE OF A VISIONARY
There are places that are charged with history. Even more so when they are occupied by singular creative minds. Upon entering the office of Jeanne Toussaint, Cartier’s first female creative director, the visitor enters intimately into the story of Cartier. Voiced by actor Édouard Baer and designed as a portrait-show, the journey of this founding figure reveals the story of a demanding, free and committed creator through a series of dynamic projections. A story of assertive femininity becoming a lifestyle.
Abstract, graphic or naturalist, the Cartier panther is a source of infinite inspiration constantly reinventing itself. The creative minds at Cartier bring it to life just as they imagine it, according to requests and collections, but always to a unique and inimitable standard. In this room, the visitor meets all the different facets and personalities of this complex animal. From its wildest to its most docile, from the most realistic to the most figurative.
A SIGNATURE SAVOIR-FAIRE
To produce a Panthère creation is to combine different kinds of expertise. Designers, Sculptors, Casters, Jewelers, Gemologists, Gem-cutters, Polishers and Gem-setters unite around a single piece with the same criteria, that of Cartier. This room provides the visitor with the genesis of the panther. A detailed journey into the hands of those who together use techniques from the past in the present to create the high jewelry of the future.
The meeting point is a hall of fame with portraits of The Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, Maria Carla Boscono, Chang Chen, Ella Balinska, Jisoo… the community of Panthère de Cartier enthusiasts, from generation to generation. Strong personalities brought together by the panther.
Online registration is required and for more details, please visit https://intothewild.cartier.my/.