- Project manager: Laura Gonzalez
- Location: Cartier - Serrano - Madrid
- Project: Fresco and marble mosaic floor
- Surface area: Fresco 11 sqm - Floor 14 sqm
- Delivery: 2019
For the rehabilitation project of the Cartier store in calle Serrano, Madrid, the Patrimoine Department and the interior designer Laura Gonzales ask Mathilde Jonquière for the creation of two mosaics : a precious marble paving and a fresco wall. The design of the two mosaics reflects the city of Madrid and the House of Cartier. We can first see the golden dressed panther, totemic attribute of Jeanne Toussaint and part of the pictorial history of the House. Sovereign, the panther stares directly at the majestic peacock eyes. The peacock, living in Campo del Moro Royal Garden, reminds of the timeless figure of a woman confident in her nobility, the royal city and gardens, and Cartier’s jewelry collections. The golden shape of the CrystalPalace, one of the famous architectural work in Madrid, designs a setting with raining mounting chains and high lights the outline of the El Retiro Park pruned cypresses, on which the spectacular animals are perched.This mosaic is mainly composed of glass paste, hand-crafted glass enamels and tessera in 24-carat antique gold. The marble paving at the entrance of the store becomes the threshold between the reality and the magic. From the entrance, the eyes get into beautiful organic shades of two marble pieces in pink, beige and cream white colors, then meet the fresco and its tale, as a true call for dreaming. The design of the marble mosaic is inspired from a 1930’s Cartier minaudière and highlights the idea of a sumptuous store,trimmed and enveloping, imagined as a frame.