Baccarat Highlights

published in: Design By Apostolos Mitsios, 20 April 2011

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Marie Coquine by Philippe Starck
photo: Philippe Lacombe
set-design: Pierre Glanddier
Image Courtesy of Baccarat

Baccarat literally lighted up Salone del Mobile this year (April 12-17 2011) with its new collection in a surprising collaboration with la crème de la crème of contemporary design. Philippe Starck, Michele De Lucchi, Jaime Hayon, Eriko Horiki, Yann Kersalé, Arik Levy, Alain Moatti & Henri Rivière offered their particular vision of baccarat iconic models and also created new designs, blending crystal into the most unlikely materials, even using LED technology.



For the Highlights presentation, Baccarat took over Palazzo Morando (Via Sant'Andrea 6, Milan) that was beautifully transformed to the ultimate Baccarat scenery. In a fascinating combination of the always inspiring Baccarat tradition and sheer innovation, the Highlights collection offers a new dimension to Baccarat esthetics, looking younger and fresher than ever. Baccarat definitely achieved its goal to continue writing the history of light in glittering letters, creating pieces of ultimate beauty and perfection. Let there be magic then with this fascinating collection that we at Yatzer can’t stop looking at.

Candy Light by Jaime Hayon
photo: Philippe Lacombe
set-design: Pierre Glanddier
Image Courtesy of Baccarat

“Crystal gifts light with a magical brilliance. Light breathes life into crystal. Their alliance contributes to the perfect balance between nature and culture”.
Jaime Hayon

Marie Coquine by Philippe Starck
photo: Philippe Lacombe
set-design: Pierre Glanddier
Image Courtesy of Baccarat

“I saw a very beautiful Baccarat chandelier. So far, so normal! Then it began to rain on the chandelier. How odd! The chandelier, still identifiably Baccarat, opened a large, white umbrella and drifted skywards. I shouted “Why?” And from afar came the chandelier’s response: “Because I am Marie Coquine, and because everything is possible in a dream”. 
Philippe Starck  

Fibre de Cristal by Alain Moatti & Henri Rivière
photo: Philippe Lacombe
set-design: Pierre Glanddier
Image Courtesy of Baccarat      

“The Fibre de Cristal collection embodies what we love about nature: the discernible energy of living”.
Alain Moatti & Henri Rivière      

Sora by Eriko Horiki
photo: Philippe Lacombe
set-design: Pierre Glanddier
Image Courtesy of Baccarat     

“When today’s traditions were created, they were the innovations of the day. I am convinced that the only way to approach any form of creation is to study the past in order to imagine the future”.
Eriko Horiki 

Tourbillon by Arik Levy
photo: Philippe Lacombe
set-design: Pierre Glanddier
Image Courtesy of Baccarat     

Ellipse by Arik Levy
photo: Philippe Lacombe
set-design: Pierre Glanddier
Image Courtesy of Baccarat     

“Baccarat crystal metamorphoses from optical maze to radiant low-worm, transforming every space and every recess into starry display of sheer elegance”.
Arik Levy

Jardin de Cristal by Yann Kersalé
photo: Philippe Lacombe
set-design: Pierre Glanddier
Image Courtesy of Baccarat    

“Le Jardin de Cristal collection is the fusion of my endless quest for innovation. Baccarat Crystal is the perfect conduit for the ineffable, travelled by light as it takes on material form and becomes one with the Crystal. Baccarat, spinner of dreams…”
Yann Kersalé

Sfera by Michele De Lucchi
photo: Philippe Lacombe
set-design: Pierre Glanddier
Image Courtesy of Baccarat    

“Only diamonds are able to make the brilliance of light brighter still by magnifying its splendor through its sparkling radiance, identical to a shaft of light. Only crystal can achieve that same feat”. 
Michele De Lucchi

Zénith Comète by Baccarat
photo: Philippe Lacombe
set-design: Pierre Glanddier
Image Courtesy of Baccarat    

“Eager to push its own limits ever further, Baccarat has opted for an absolute transition in 2011. From traditional incandescence to electroluminescence, from the classic filament to the magic of the led. The aesthetic codes of this new galaxy of lights have skyrocketed, propelled by high-technology. Crystal more than ever, revealed in its evanescent essence”.
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Zénith Midnight by Baccarat
photo: Philippe Lacombe
set-design: Pierre Glanddier
Image Courtesy of Baccarat 

Installation view in Palazzo Morando, Milan 2011
photo © Simona Pesarini
image Courtesy of Baccarat

Installation view in Palazzo Morando, Milan 2011
photo © Simona Pesarini
image Courtesy of Baccarat

Installation view in Palazzo Morando, Milan 2011
photo © Simona Pesarini
image Courtesy of Baccarat

Installation view in Palazzo Morando, Milan 2011
photo © Simona Pesarini
image Courtesy of Baccarat

Installation view in Palazzo Morando, Milan 2011
photo © Simona Pesarini
image Courtesy of Baccarat

Installation view in Palazzo Morando, Milan 2011
photo © Simona Pesarini
image Courtesy of Baccarat

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