With a gold shipping container at its entrance and a show-stopping corvette as the centrepiece, the Cartier Precious Garage Party has finally made it to Bangkok for a truly star-studded event glimmering with only the most glamorous of Bangkok’s glitterati.
Honouring the free spirit of the iconic Juste un Clou and Écrou de Cartier collections, the French luxury goods brand invited the city’s hottest celebrities and A-listers – including Mark Prin, Mario Maurer, Taew Nataphon, Toey Jarinporn, Tor Thanapobb, Sunny Suwanmethanont, Gunn Svasti, Sonya Singha, Jay and Jareyadee Spencer, Kanachai Bencharongkul, Gulapat Kanokwatanawan, and Karoon Sosothikul to name a few – to an exclusive art installation and party. The work of New York-based artist Desi Santiago, the avant-garde exhibition was themed ‘When the Ordinary Becomes Precious’, bringing a creative and luxurious twist to everyday objects.
It’s a charming link, considering both of Cartier’s collections of the hour were inspired by nails, nuts, and bolts. Juste un Clou was created for Cartier in the 1970s by Italian designer Aldo Cipullo, who left Italy to pursue his dream in New York. His radical appropriation of a simple mechanic’s nail into a luxurious piece of jewellery soon echoed Cartier’s freewheeling spirit to create modern and bold pieces that really stand out from the crowd. Inspired by nuts and bolts, Écrou de Cartier follows a similar statement, both playing up Cartier’s innovative anti-conformist attitude.
To the infamous beats of Korea’s DJ Tim Thal and with signature industrial-inspired cocktails and Bangkok’s beloved After You desserts, guests mingled and admired the Cartier Precious Garage. Scroll ahead for an exclusive sneak peek into the party, and be sure to check out the exhibition in the coming days.
Note: The Cartier Precious Garage art installation is open for viewing at Siam Paragon M/F from 1-10 February 2019 from 11am to 7.30pm. Admission is free.