Baccarat’s New Chandeliers Bring Light Upon The Artistic Ways
French crystal house Baccarat has joined forces and imaginative capabilities with renowned artists Hans Van Bentem, Arik Levy and Marcel Wanders to create a breathtaking series of chandeliers that will form a beautiful exhibit called Lumières out of the Box.
Suspended inside large crates, in a nod to the wooden boxes in which Baccarat actually stored their works as they were transported, these beauties look both incredible and practical. Arik Levy, for example, re-imagined his 2013 Tuile de Cristal design, which now features 8 levels of lively light play, that would charm everyone instantly.
Marcel Wanders, on the other hand, presents a spherical chandelier called The Roi Soleil that completely re-imagines the contours and shape of a traditional chandelier. With its twisted form, with contorted branches and cut motifs, this modern interpretation of a classic is definitely one piece that’s worthy of attention.
Last, but not least, Hans Van Bentem’s Medicis XXl chandelier uses around 13,000 octagons that blend in within a magical design, reminiscent of the original marble Medicis vase of the classical period. The exhibit will also include a unique chandelier featuring over 700 blue ostrotopaz gemstones that would be called Blue Topaz. Would you like one of these?