GCDC enjoys sell-out success with first ‘In Conversation’ event of 2018

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The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GCDC) hosted its first ‘In Conversation’ event of 2018, a special evening led by jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy, in conversation with Cartier, the world’s highly esteemed and respected jewellery Maison.

This successful evening hosted at the Goldsmiths’ Centre provided a unique opportunity for industry professionals to hear from Neil Battes and Vincenzo Marsico working with Cartier in London about their world and work, and the GC&DC’s prized Jacques Cartier Memorial Award.

With questions presented by Joanna Hardy, the conversation took a vibrant behind-the-scenes journey through Cartier’s prestigious design studio, workshops and retailing experience – the exemplar for quality and excellence in craftsmanship – to its luxurious flagship stores.

Cartier UK managing director, Laurent Feniou, comments: “Cartier UK are thrilled to support the ‘In Conversation’ event hosted by our friends the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council & The Goldsmiths’ Centre.

“Since 1847, the Maison Cartier has been synonymous with beauty, excellence, creativity and a unique savoir-faire, and the Maison has blossomed into the inventor of an iconic and universal style while constantly pioneering new ground. We are delighted to share our values at such an engaging exchange with its very passionate audience.”

In 2018, the GCDC celebrates 60 years of unique partnership between its annual awards and the Maison, Cartier – GCDC’s enduring Principle Patron.

In support of the event, the Goldsmiths’ Centre is hosting a number of free-to-view showcases displaying the GCDC’s 2017 retrospective exhibition of Award winning work, plus a feature showcase of Cartier jewellery, a first for the Centre and symbolic of its 60-year collaboration with the GC&DC.