Maison & Objet: Lalique

Martyn White

Posted on January 29 2017

Exploring the brand new Muses collection, inspired by the feminine form, heritage and origins of the Lalique brand during my time at Maison & Objet. 

During this year's Maison & Objet, I had the great pleasure of visiting the stand of iconic brand Lalique, to explore the impressive delights of the 2017 collection. As you would expect from such a prestigious luxury brand, the stand and display at this year's exhibition matched in both opulence and finesse. Dividing the collections and styles into rooms, visitors were able to view the collections as if they were being displayed in their own homes, surrounded by items of furniture, lighting and floral displays. 

Lalique crystal decanter stopper Lalique crystal detailing at Maison & Objet Contemporary gold Lalique vase

The focus of the exhibition was the brand new "Muses" collection, paying tribute to the feminine form, a huge source of inspiration and prominent theme that runs through the entirety of the brand's life. The female was both the object and the subject of René Lalique’s masterpieces. Daring for that period, he used the female form as a means of beautification, following the example of the Renaissance artists.

Lalique red flower crystal vaseBlack crystal Bacchantes Vase from Lalique

Lalique has taken a fresh approach to these historic designs, introducing new sizes, colours, shapes and uses. Each piece continues to draw inspiration from the female form with the elegance and purity of the crystal highlighting these designs further. The centrepiece of the collection is the Bacchantes grand vase. Limited to ninety pieces, this vase has been created in clear crystal, backed with gold leaf to add depth and movement to the feminine figures that surround. 

white Lalique vase with red rose Maison & Objet

What I have always admired about the Lalique brand is their ability to stay true to their heritage and origins, whilst always remaining relevant. They set the standard of luxury to this current day and their ability to create timeless pieces that embrace a multitude of styles not only attracts curiosity, it establishes new admirers and buyers that continue to support the brand on its grand journey into the future. 

For further details on the Muses collection or any other design featured, visit the official Lalique website. 


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