LALIQUE ANIMALS – LALIQUE BESTIARY :
LALIQUE ANIMALS – LALIQUE BESTIARY, First of all, discover exceptional creations in the Lalique bestiary. The animal was one of the main sources of inspiration of René Lalique. Each year, the bestiary LALIQUE grows.
A past, a history tied-in with the history of decorative arts and the 20th century.
Attentive to living beings and nature, and endowed with exceptional gifts, René Lalique started his career in jewellery. This artiste jeweller and poet was the most famous name of the Belle époque. He became the absolute master of the Art nouveau jewel, in which he blended symbolism and naturalism, inspired by Japanese artists, and remodelled long-abandoned techniques and materials such as horn, enamel, ivory and glass to please contemporary tastes. Lalique was the inventor of modern jewellery. From the beginning of the 20th century, he became famous, a purveyor to the courts of Europe, museums and collectors.
In 1907, René Lalique acquired a passion for glass, which had become an element of his works. The artist craftsman became a manufacturer, reinventing the perfume bottle and developing opalescent glass. He decorated the Orient Express and the Normandy cruise ship, designed the fountains on the Rond Point des Champs Elysées, and produced a host of objects – from the more mundane to the most daring – controlling and refining transparency and reflection, with an international success that continued to his death in 1945.
He remains the undisputed master of a style and of a material : glass.
His successors have definitively imposed crystal, while remaining faithful to the spirit of René Lalique. Today, a crystal design shop carries on his skill and knowledge and his style.
♦ LALIQUE : EXCEPTIONAL KNOW HOW SERVING CREATIVITY AND EMOTION :
Since 1921, the Manufacture located in Alsace, area renowned for its glassmaking, has perpetuated an traditional know-how.
The human hand, that of both artist and craftsman, marks every object of its print and its strength, which convey this “immaterial” presence: our know-how.
The LALIQUE style comes from an artistic gesture, outlining a drawing in total osmosis with crystal, a style that one easily recognizes through the manual modeling of the shapes and patterns, as if sculptured, the richness of the figurative details, the different types of finishing which create this characteristic contrast of clear and matt crystal. An identity built by softness, femininity, nature with strong Art nouveau and Art Deco inspirations.