Marcel Wanders Presented Le Roi Soleil with Baccarat in Russia
In the heart of the Maison Baccarat in Moscow, the creations designed by Marcel Wanders for Baccarat were exhibited on November 24, 2016.
In a stunning scenography, Marcel Wanders personally presented the pieces during an unforgettable evening of artistry and craftsmanship.
Guest could admire some of Marcel 's more iconic piece developed with Baccarat.
The "Rois de la forêt" collection plays with different creative patterns of cut crystal representing Marcel's vision of magic forest.
The majestic ‘New Antique’ vases, symbols of beauty and sumptuousness, build a bridge between past and present. In clear, dark, red or blue crystal, these majestic vases reflect light to infinity.
“These vases reveal all the dedication of Baccarat craftsmen to their art. The process of collaborating with the manufactory to create these vases in different colours was as challenging as it was rewarding,” explains Creative Director, Gabriele Chiave.
Turned upside down and crowned with a white marble top, Marcel Wanders transformed the New Antique vase into a side table. As if suspended in mid-air, the lit-up table adorns the space around it with a captivating aura.
Star of the event, ‘Le Roi Soleil ", Marcel's dazzling reinterpretation of the Baccarat's iconic ‘Zenith’ chandelier was originally launched at Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan. This new light creation stretches and distorts the twisted branches, tassels and octagons to open the doors to a new era of light.
“By softening angles, adorning the crystal shades with cut motifs and inclining them to form the curves of the chandelier, we were able to create a shining symbol of modernity,” says Marcel Wanders.