Composed of chandeliers, lamps, wall-sconces and more, a lighting collection by Lalique presents nostalgic and modern lines with the highlight of the brilliance and purity of crystal. Incorporated is the talent and expertise of skilled glass-masters as sculptors in lighting to produce a rain shower of stunningly beautiful and original artwork.
The customized by-hand-handled production of every object at numerous stages is what makes Lalique glass unique in quality and beauty.
The ingenious artist René Lalique was born in 1860 in a rural village in the northeastern part of France. He became experienced at drawing when he went to school in Paris and later was employed for two years as an apprentice to an influential jeweler. By 1891 he began to experiment and research with glass, and that became an outstanding source of inspiration to him.
Glass was special to him and was his preferred medium because of its unique properties including its ability to reflect and transmit light. He began his lighting designs with the Art Nouveau style and later switched to Art Deco. Of the 16 issued patents during his career, four involved light use.
By 1909, lalique lighting was designing and producing lighting fixtures in addition to jewelry, elegant perfume bottles, vases, architectural glass, clocks, automobile mascots, and other items. At the Wingen plant, which is still operating, Lalique lamps, wall lamps, chandeliers, ceiling lamps and more continue to be produced for luxury interiors.
Few producers of crystal products can match the detail, texture and color of Lalique crystal, which is prized for its exceptionally high quality and magnificently detailed fine art designs.
A hand crafted piece from Lalique can transform your living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, family room, or office with its elegance and artistry. Lalique appears in palaces, castles and yachts, as well as restaurants, businesses, offices and residences.
World War II forced the closing of his Wingen factory, and Lalique died at the age of 85 on May 9, 1945, just one day after the Allied Forces victory. However, his son, Marc Lalique reopened that factory later in that very year, ensuring that his father’s dearly loved company would successfully survive all the way to the present.