For 2017, Mathon Paris offers a unique version of its emblematic Art Deco style collection. A source of inspiration for its designs since 1931, Paris and its old-fashioned locations return as the focus of Mathon Paris designs. The new Passages collection is the first chapter in a bucolic out-oftime stroll through the city. We move out of the workshop and stroll through Parisian galleries and passages and their nostalgic charm.
The Vivienne line takes its inspiration from the famous eponymous nineteenth century gallery. Vivienne plays with material reflections: the iridescence of mother-of-pearl contrasts with the smoothness of turquoise, whereas shards of pyrite, inlaid in the ultramarine material of lapis lazuli, enhanced by the radiance of diamonds, evoke the glimmer of a starry sky seen through the glass canopy above.
The warm-toned colour range of Vivienne alternates tiger-eye baguettes and malachite motifs. The veins of the malachite, combined with the glimmer of the tiger-eye produce a woody and textured effect, like the gallery’s interior façades. These combinations of materials in geometric patterns recall the gallery’s floor mosaic. The Vivienne collection offers a rich range of colours and contrasts that can be mixed and matched, or not, for a casual-chic look.
About Mathon Paris
The spirit of Mathon Paris upholds a sincere love of creativity. This artistic vein is an essential part of its vision of jewellery. From the outset in 1931, Roger Mathon has always set inspiration as one of the fundamental driving forces. That is why Mathon is now one of the rare jewellery workshops to maintain an in-house design studio. In the workshop, in contact with precious stones, the human hand springs into action. Master jewellers, setters or polishers are men and women who cultivate ancestral know-how and practise it with extraordinary dexterity.