Patek Philippe & Cartier Store
The store is a celebration of many firsts. It’s the first time the 2020 Pasha de Cartier was showcased in Malta in conjunction with the international launch, the first time this Cartier Interior Design Concept was used in Europe, and the first time the two prestigious watch companies have shared a store.
The 100-square-metre store was designed by Patek Philippe and Cartier architects and the furniture manufactured in Italy and France, while a local project management firm, DPM, handled installation.
The interior design of the shop – plush carpets, silk-embroidered wallpaper, opulent armchairs and Cartier’s largest library in a retail Espace in Europe – complement the dazzling watches and give the store an evidently cosmopolitan flair, while the exterior has been designed to blend in with Valletta style and pay homage to local heritage.
As the premises is one of the oldest in Valletta, Edwards Lowell decided to renovate the shop front in the same design, keeping all the original signage underneath and taking inspiration for the new design from Valletta shops of the past. The new signage and curved glass are a testament to local heritage.