The Maison des Métiers d’ Art, located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, brings together the most precious master craftsmanship in the watch industry. This craftsmanship hall for communication and exploration has realized the integration of many watchmaking craftsmanship.
This extraordinary and unique workshop takes an unprecedented approach to innovating, sharing and preserving rare craftsmanship. In order to reinvent, promote and sustain the precious and rare craftsmanship, Cartier has never been afraid of difficult challenges.
In order to reinvent, promote and sustain the precious and rare craftsmanship, Cartier has never been afraid of difficult challenges. To this end, Cartier established the Maison des Métiers d’Art in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, bringing together the most precious master crafts in the watch industry, so that the masters can communicate and explore here. .
The Cartier Masters Workshop is just a few steps away from the Fine Watch Workshop, and has been housed in a Bernese-style farm since the end of the 18th century. Cartier retains the charm of the original building, but the overall internal structure has been thoroughly redesigned and cleverly decorated with screens.
Just a few steps away from the high-end watch workshop, Cartier’s Art Master Workshop is located in a Bourne-style farm since the end of the 18th century. The workshop is considered a combination of tradition and modernity due to its unique architectural style Model of success. The charm of the original building has been preserved, but the overall internal structure has been thoroughly redesigned and cleverly decorated with screens. The completion of Cartier’s Art Master Workshop symbolizes an unprecedented initiative. Cartier successfully sublimates traditional craftsmanship and integrates professional technology into modern craftsmanship.
Architectural philosophy: preservation, sharing, innovation
In order to fit the concept of craftsmanship, we must integrate modernity, ergonomics and design into this noble place with a long history and sophisticated materials. The architectural interpretation of energy and vitality forms a stark contrast: on one side is the reception area and on the other is the workshop. As a result, there is enough space to fulfill the mission (preservation, sharing, innovation). Cartier’s Masters of Arts preserves 18th-century carpentry and limestone slabs, antique limestone walls, antique or custom furniture, and glass and metal products from the surrounding area.
Reception and meeting venues
The 350-square-meter ground floor is centered on the main entrance hall, which leads to the large salon, small salon and exhibition hall. A beam of zenith light is projected from the entrance to add glory to the rich architectural elements: 18th-century woodworking and limestone slabs from the surrounding area, antique lime mud walls, classic or custom furniture, and glass and metal products. The overall style is harmonious.
The traditional craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation often disappears with the passage of time. Cartier is duty-bound to undertake the historical task of inventorying, interpreting and developing the treasures of traditional crafts. Through the establishment of a special roster, technicians who master unique processes are recorded in it to meet the needs of process inheritance. In this way, a collection of traditional crafts that Cartier hopes to preserve can be established.
Cartier’s Master Workshop is decorated with many hand-made instruments
Cartier’s intentionally reserved space is enough to reflect its determination to promote the sharing and exchange of traditional crafts. It builds a vibrant communication platform among the craftsmen and extends it in front of the public, aiming to make these traditional crafts reach the people through tailor-made promotion programs. At this level, the meeting with the craftsman is particularly precious. Cartier’s Master of Arts Workshop has created a sharing platform for traditional craftsmen.
There are currently 28 craftsmen on the upper and lower floors of the Master of Arts workshop: the jewelry craftsman is located on the second floor; the enamel and fine inlay craftsman is located on the third floor
Enveloped by a soft atmosphere, the Master of Arts Workshop can’t help reminiscent of the once noisy pictures, and everyone gathered here to eagerly communicate the debugging of ancient crafts and special equipment. And those forgotten crafts are re-examined here, and the craftsmen are committed to exploring the mysteries and promoting their further development. Just as recently, metallic bead and gold-filled monochrome enamel micro-painting have been incorporated into the master craftsmanship, and two extraordinary masterpieces with both aesthetic and technical charm are launched at the same time.