ECAL lausanne for baccarat ECAL lausanne for baccarat
apr 08, 2011

ECAL lausanne for baccarat

‘chess’ by xin wang (china) is a series of glasses with modified feet. once turned upside down, they become a chess game and give a new function to these ceremonial glasses

students of the masters in luxury industry program at ECAL lausanne have worked with french crystal manufacturer baccarat to re-imagine the company’s ‘harcourt’ glassware. the iconic baccarat product has become a classic throughout the world while its original forms have not been touched since they were designed 170 years ago.

the work was done during a workshop led by british designers ed barber and jay osgerby. all the prototypes were produced by the manufacturer’s craftsmen in the french town of baccarat and are on display at milan design week 2011.

‘stretch by elsa lambinet (france) is an elongated version of the glass, like a metaphor of this shape that has not changed for 170 years.

‘flat’ by romain lagrange, two lacquer pieces turning the harcourt glasses into trays.

‘hats’ by sophie depéry (france) is a series of headgear turning the harcourt glasses into vases, bowls and candleholders. ‘hats’ by sophie depéry

left: ‘bear’ by guillaume sasseville (canada) is a hunting trophy made from cut paper and 470 crystal darts right: ‘slice’ by daniel martinez is a collection of bracelets in lacquer and silver based on horizontal slices in the shape of the harcourt glass

‘play’ by decha archjananun (thailand) is a set of cup and ball games made from modified harcourt glasses.

‘play’ by decha archjananun

  • Why not making a serie of buttplugs made from glass on top of the feet!.. Nice hah?..

    Popopo.. says:
  • Sublime

    VAL says:
  • so many nice ideas for a classic glass collection

    Ro1 says:
  • SHAME ! Better keep 100 years without new designs !

    acertext says:

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