CRYSTAL HIRONDELLES CLOCK LALIQUE :
CRYSTAL HIRONDELLES CLOCK LALIQUE, To celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Maison, the new collection takes us to the heart of the immeasurable heritage built by its founder. Among fauna, the swallow particularly inspired René Lalique, which he then made the centrepiece of many jewels and decorative objects.
With admiration and respect for this immense artist Lalique reinterprets the figure of the swallow, recurring in the Master’s work, herald of spring, symbol of happiness and freedom.
♦ LALIQUE 130TH ANNIVERSARY :
The name of Lalique is associated with glass and crystal, a tradition passed down with passion by generations of its artists and outstanding French craftsmen.
Lalique can look back with pride on a wonderful tradition. One hundred and thirty years of savoir-faire and creative excellence in the French “Art of Living”, producing timeless creations.
Designer, jeweller of Art Nouveau, master glassmaker of Art Deco, decorator, industrial entrepreneur, René Lalique had the ingenious idea of making art a part of daily life, conceiving artistic creation as “total art”: sculpture and modelling to render contours; architecture to encompass his eye for line and planning; precious stones, mother-of-pearl, horn and enamel to refine the shimmering interplay of material and colour. And finally, he was captivated by the effects of transparency and opalescence inherent in glass, which he harnessed to create a new, aesthetic form of light.
The new 2018 collection will represent the apogee of René Lalique’s creative universe conveyed through the allegory of the swallows. The pieces will be metamorphoses of the creative talents of the brilliant craftsmen at Lalique’s crystal-glassworks. Sculpted in polished satin crystal, so emblematic of Lalique’s creations, the swallows will float and swoop in gleeful flight, holding our gaze spellbound.