Cartier opens temporary boutique at Casa Batlló
Located on the first floor of the Gaudí building, it will be open until June 2022
Given the Barcelona boutique renovation on Passeig de Gràcia, the Maison Cartier is opening a temporary boutique in Casa Batlló, which will be open from 17 January until June 2022. This continues a long tradition at Casa Batlló, which, in more than a century of history, has hosted brands related to art and culture such as the SYRA art gallery, Pathé Frères Film Studios, and Chamartín Animation Studios.
Two spaces in one
With nearly 300 square meters, the new space is located on the first floor of the building. It holds access from Passeig de Gràcia 43. The boutique hosts two distinct areas: one for the sale of Maison’s collections. And a second space serving as a cultural meeting point that aims to establish a dialogue between the different sources of inspiration that link Cartier and Casa Batlló.
Antoni Gaudí and Louis Cartier: creators with their unique style
The vision of Gaudí and Louis Cartier have points in common that have given rise to a creative language of their own, based on their pioneering and innovative spirit, with the use of new materials and techniques for the creation of their works. In addition, both visionaries worked together with the best craftsmen of their time, and their creations crossed frontiers.
The boutique’s decor blends naturally in the building and completely respects the work of Antoni Gaudí. The naturalistic character of Casa Batlló inspired Maison’s decorators to create a dialogue, through images, between Cartier’s botanical and animalistic creations and Gaudí’s most emblematic codes.
«It is a real honor for the Maison Cartier to inaugurate this temporary boutique in one of Barcelona’s most emblematic and iconic buildings, Casa Batlló. It is the meeting of two great creators, Antoni Gaudí and Louis Cartier, who developed their unique style and were true pioneers for their time. This temporary intervention will be the prologue to the design of the new boutique in Barcelona, which will open its doors to the public in the summer of 2022,» according to Nicolas Helly, Managing Director of Cartier Iberia.
«The spirit of Maison Cartier evokes art, functionality and innovation, ingredients with which Gaudí also composed his work. It is beautiful to see the parallels between the two brands through the fusion of organic forms and the most advanced technologies at the service of art,» says Gary Gautier, Director of Casa Batlló.
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Temporary Cartier boutique at Casa Batlló
Address: Paseo de Gracia, 43, Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 20h00. Saturdays from 10h30 to 20h00.