The Timeless Elegance of Baccarat’s Crystal Artistry and Bespoke Illumination

By Emma Love

11 months ago

Baccarat was born from a group of daring artisans in eastern France


Baccarat is an entry in our Interiors Book 2023.

Baccarat: Country & Town Interiors Book 2023

Baccarat - interiors book 2023

Founded in 1764, in a small town in eastern France, Baccarat was born from a group of daring artisans who have transformed the four elements of nature – earth, air, fire and water – into crystal of unparalleled purity. In a constant search for innovation, it was the first house to present chandelier elements in 1827, and coloured pieces since 1839. It has the highest number of award-winning ‘Best Craftsmen in France’, employing artisans who never cease to push the boundaries of their art. As a result, the likes of Josephine Baker, Marilyn Monroe and Karl Lagerfeld were all among its high-profile fans.

Art, beauty and timeless elegance are the signature of Baccarat. Renowned artists and designers such as Philippe Starck, Jaime Hayon, Marcel Wanders and Virgil Abloh have all collaborated with the house, each stretching the limits of technique and imparting a unique artistic vision that enriches the Baccarat’s aesthetic repertoire. Equally bold and visionary are its hospitality concepts around the world, which can be found in its museums, restaurants and bars.

Baccarat - interiors book 2023

Based in Paris, Baccarat’s Architect & Decorators department supports designers to bring interior concepts to life – whether private residences, restaurants, luxury hotels or yachts. Each project conceived is unique and reflects the passion of the house’s exceptional artisans. Small or large, public or private, whatever the space, Baccarat will create an illumination (for instance, a semi-bespoke chandelier or monumental installation) in the shape and size required. The vast range of colours allows clients to customise their chandelier pendants, octagons, bobeches, chains and more while engraving, gold decoration and enamel painting all offer multiple possibilities to make them unique. Each glass, vase, chandelier and Baccarat creation is a work of art. From its award-wining pieces at the World Fairs to its most contemporary collections, Baccarat’s craftsmanship constitutes an extraordinary heritage.

Baccarat - interiors book 2023

Secret Address Book

  • Cocktails: Harrods Baccarat Bar has a new cocktail menu themed around colours and emotions (harrods.com).
  • Afternoon tea: Corinthia London, to sip tea under the Baccarat Fullmoon chandelier (corinthia.com).
  • Member’s Club: Annabel’s, for dancing (annabels.co.uk).

MAISON BACCARAT
11 Place des Etats-Unis, Paris, France
+33 (0)14 022 1100
uk.baccarat.com
@baccarat