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Inside the Clash de Cartier Studio in Singapore

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Clash de Cartier Studio, Singapore

Taking over STPI’s gallery area, the Clash de Cartier Studio pop-up in Singapore is open to the public, until 17 November. Echoing its inaugural launch in Paris, the pop-up features similar tropes of literature, music and art — all dissected into opposing dichotomies. Inside, guests are invited to explore and discover their own clash of attitudes through a series of immersive installations.

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Clash de Cartier Studio, Singapore

At the beginning of the “Clash” journey, guests are prompted to answer a simple questionnaire, which will determine the room they will progress next into: the Bookstore or the Record Store. Pictured here is the Bookstore, a room that houses books of contradicting genres, content and themes, while poets, using old-school typewriters, come up with personalised Haikus for visiting guests.

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Clash de Cartier Studio, Singapore

In the Record Store, sound showers blast out the tunes and beats of the Clash de Cartier playlist — curated by the French sound designer, Michel Gaubert — melding together music from different genres, from classical to rock.

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Clash de Cartier Studio, Singapore

The café in the main area has a stark juxtaposition: a reflection of the opposition of cultures in Singapore where the East meets West, as the official press statement suggests. Here, guests are invited to lounge and enjoy complimentary pastry and drink.

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Clash de Cartier Studio, Singapore

The café in the main area has a stark juxtaposition: a reflection of the opposition of cultures in Singapore where the East meets West, as the official press statement suggests. Here, guests are invited to lounge and enjoy complimentary pastry and drink.

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Clash de Cartier Studio, Singapore

The café in the main area has a stark juxtaposition: a reflection of the opposition of cultures in Singapore where the East meets West, as the official press statement suggests. Here, guests are invited to lounge and enjoy complimentary pastry and drink.

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Clash de Cartier Studio, Singapore

Playful takes on optical illusions are scattered within the entire space. Guests can get their portraits taken and printed with the gold inscriptions of the French author and artist Thomas Lélu.

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Clash de Cartier Studio, Singapore

At the Clash Bar, guests can browse the jewellery collection while marvelling at zine creator Tiffany Godoy’s interactive visuals.

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Clash de Cartier Studio, Singapore

At the Clash Bar, guests can browse the jewellery collection while marvelling at zine creator Tiffany Godoy’s interactive visuals.

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Earlier this year, French jeweller Cartier unveiled its most subversive and rebellious line of high jewellery. Called Clash de Cartier, the collection celebrates duality in its multifaceted forms.

In homage to the release, Cartier dedicates a travelling pop-up: the Clash de Cartier Studio, a series of immersive rooms that explore the venerating dichotomy of the jewellery line. And hot on the heels of its initial launch in Paris, the Clash de Cartier Studio pop-up arrives in Singapore.

Above, a tour of the Clash de Cartier Studio.

The Clash de Cartier Studio is open to the public until 17 November 2019 at STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay. Book a slot here.
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