"I consider that, when an artist has found something beautiful, he must try to allow the greatest number of people possible to enjoy it." – René Lalique
An imaginative artist, celebrated glass designer and an innovative manufacturer of art glass, René Jules Lalique is known worldwide for his stunning creations, including perfume bottles, vases and figurines — to name a few.
René Lalique founded his firm in Paris in 1888, and soon became a celebrated jeweler whose designs contributed significantly to the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the century. In the early 1900s, an order for perfume bottles led him to develop a glass-making technique that would endure as Lalique’s signature characteristics: iced surfaces, elaborate or partially realistic patterns in relief, and occasionally applied or inlaid color.In 1945, his son Marc took over as head of the business, and started to reproduce the original glass designs in crystal. An emblem of luxury and elegance, Lalique endures in forms that range from classic to ultramodern.
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