“The name Lalique evokes the brilliance of jewellery, the wonder of transparency, and the brilliance of crystal”
Lalique is a glassware production, founded by the French glassmaker and jeweller Rene Lalique in 1888. They have received the label of “Living Heritage Company or EPV” which is a prestigious mark of recognition for French companies that show excellent and traditional industrial skills.
Lalique began by only displaying their best- known Parisian jewellery, however the owner soon added glass works to their production list. Their company is renowned for their delicate and luxurious glass art, which include vases and perfume bottles. During the 1950s, after the death of the owner, his son Marc Lalique took over the firm and developed a new line of glass art using lead glass (crystal). However, in 2010 a Swiss company “Art and Fragrance” bought the company, and owns it to this day. Soon after this, they launched their own Home Collection”, producing furniture and home accessories inspired by their previous glasswork.
After years of experience, Lalique now offers a wide selection of luxurious products including decorative items, interior design and art. Their products remain known as one of France’s most impressive glass and jewellery designs. Their company employs passionate designers that continue to follow Rene Lalique’s visions and preferred themes of women, flora and fauna a 100 years later. Techniques such as drawing and modelling are still used, however adaptions to technologies such as 3D printing and digitalization have been made. As the manufacturing process begins, a single crystal production may take up to 40 different steps. Each production is hand selected and inspected for any defects and goes through an entire aesthetic criteria process before being sent out. This ensures the authenticity and high quality of each Lalique product.