The Cartier Mansion Redesigned

Thierry Despont partners with the iconic brand to reimagine the lofty Fifth Avenue space

An antique bronze clock rests atop the cornice of a central westward-facing window at the neo-Renaissance mansion on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street. Pierre Cartier commissioned this timepiece from Brooklyn sculptor R Bonet in 1919. It’s been an important fixture of the Cartier Mansion since its delivery in 1921, declaring more than just the time. After a two-and-a-half-year overhaul spearheaded by architect …