Baccarat celebrates 250th aniversary in Maison Baccarat’s Museum-Gallery, Paris – Design Museum

Baccarat celebrates 250th aniversary in Maison Baccarat’s Museum-Gallery, Paris

Baccarat is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a retrospective exhibition in Paris, showcasing 250 of the top brand’s masterpieces over the centuries.
5  “BACCARAT: Les 250 ans” takes place in the brand’s Museum-Gallery space and the exhibit will be split into five main themes telling the story of the group’s heritage.
2 The themes include the story of the famous “Harcourt” stem glass, born in 1841 when King Louis Philippe ordered a ceremonial chalice engraved with his monogram. Revisited over the years, the Harcourt collections are still manufactured today.”
3 “Le Rouge à l’Or” focuses on the vivid golden red color that has become Baccarat’s trademark, a fusion of clear crystal and 24-carat GOLD. The trend is illustrated by the pair of Simon vases designed for the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1867.
4 The “Myriad Colors” section of the show focuses on a series of colored pieces first released in 1839 and expanded over the years to create kaleidoscopic bursts of crystal. The technique marked a turning point in the history of the brand’s designs. 6 The final division of the exhibit concentrates on the craftsmanship and expertise the brand has accumulated since its beginning and explores techniques such as cutting, glassblowing, engraving and gilding.

“Baccarat: Les 250 ans” runs through January 24, 2015.

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