Starting March 2019, Maison Chaumet will occupy new quarters at the prestigious Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. An ephemeral boutique that will remain open during the restoration of the 12 Place Vendôme, the Maison’s historic address.
Strength and delicacy, balance and movement: the Joséphine collection expresses the Chaumet style, sophisticated and feminine, born of a constantly renewed illustrious history. These Belle Époque drawings, projects for necklaces, pendants, tiaras and aigrette head ornaments created between 1900 and 1915, illustrate Chaumet’s characteristic art of subtle nuance and composition. The geometric motifs inspired by the repertoire of classical architecture embrace the supple swirls and vivacious movements of the instant, as if the jewel had captured the fleeting spray of a sparkling gush of water. This aerial and lofty interpretation is quintessential Chaumet: an apparent alliance of contrasts, a wedding of beauty and strength, refinement and brilliance, to celebrate the exceptional charm and sensitivity of Joséphine, both woman and empress.