baccarat highlights exhibition
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apr 25, 2013
baccarat highlights exhibition


‘etrange zénith’ by philippe starck
photo © andrea martiradonna courtesy of baccarat

 

 

 

baccarat is known for its expertise in crystal glassware, and since the mid-19th century has been making their mark in the history of chandeliers.
drawing on their strong rooted traditions, the french company refines its repertoire through the use of new technologies,
translating the language of the past into something contemporary in collaboration with some of the world’s most renowned designers:
fernando & humberto campana
, louise campbell, jean-marc gady, jaime hayon, arik levy, philippe nigro and philippe starck–and students
of the lausanne art school and ECAL–to form the 2013 collection. on the occasion of the milan design week 2013,
the glass crystal manufacturer presented ‘baccarat highlights’–an exhibition which celebrated the french art de vivre–at palazzo morando,
presenting the outcome of their cooperation with these creatives.

 

baccarat has sent designboom an exclusive video which offers views of the exhibition’s overall scenography,
where the pieces were displayed against a backdrop depicting scenes from the city of light–from the eiffel tower, to dawn setting over the paris opera–
highlighting the brightness, sparkle and pure craftsmanship that they express.

 

 

 

baccarat highlights
video courtesy of baccarat

 

 


‘nervous zenith’ by louise campbell
photo © andrea martiradonna courtesy of baccarat

 

 


‘clochette et celeste’ by philippe nigro
photo © andrea martiradonna courtesy of baccarat

 

 


‘tuile de cristal’ by arik levy
image © designboom
see designboom’s full coverage of this project, with behind-the-scenes footage of its production at the baccarat factory in lorraine, france here

 

 


‘heritage selected’ by j. de givenchy
photo © andrea martiradonna courtesy of baccarat

 

 


‘etrange zénith’ by philippe starck installed in the courtyard of palazzo morando
photo © andrea martiradonna courtesy of baccarat

 

 


‘torch’ by arik levy
photo © andrea martiradonna courtesy of baccarat

 

 


detail of ‘torch’
image © designboom

 

 

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