Tourbillons new collection
With the greatest admiration and respect for his work, Lalique gives a fresh vision of iconic designs: the Tourbillons vase, the Flora Bella bowl and the Anemone are transfigured through new colours, sizes, shapes and uses.
Each piece originally draws its inspiration from nature and invites us to admire its beauty: the quiet blossoming of a fern that mimics the movement of the wind or a wave, the poetic flair of a flower or the sensual curves of a woman’s silhouette.
Sculptor of light, Lalique uses a subtle elixir of creativity and know-how to immortalize nature through crystal.
1926: René Lalique, at the pinnacle of his career, imagines the Tourbillons vase. Inspired by movement of the fern blossom, a recurring theme in René Lalique’s work, its abstract design allows for the utmost freedom of interpretation. Graphic and poetic, its curves stunningly follow the rhythm of light, drawing the eye into whirls of crystal and light.
In the spirit of René Lalique who often used patinas on his works, Lalique has developed a new blue patina, vibrant and mesmerizing. In limited editions of 288 pieces, the Tourbillons vases and bowl are highlighted with this hand-applied patina. The blue colour of the sky and water is a symbol for infinity, serenity and peace; an invitation to dream and escape.
Lalique gives a fresh insight into iconic creations such as the famous Tourbillons vase designed by René Lalique and today transfigured through new sizes, shapes and functionalities in clear crystal, sometimes highlighted with black enamel or accented with a vibrant blue patina.
Throughout his life, René Lalique was fascinated by nature, a boundless source of inspiration. He admired and carefully studied the fauna and flora, especially in the French countryside. On March 21st, 1930, the first day of Spring, René Lalique designed the Flora Bella bowl in glass, exhibiting a pattern of flower petals and a subtle colour gradation from light to dark blue.
Today, Lalique reinterprets this stunning design for a vase whose magnifying effect of crystal beautifully highlights the relief within, and creates a bowl in a new shape. Realized in clear or blue lavender dichroic crystal, a changing colour which, depending on the light, changes from pale blue to iridescent purple, these creations capture the ephemeral beauty of flowers.
FLORE & ANEMONE
Since his early days, René Lalique explored to an unequalled degree of perfection all the decorative possibilities of the flora, fauna and female form. Daring for that period, he used the female form as a means of ornamentation, following the example of the Renaissance artists. Among flowers, the anemone inspired René Lalique.
Lalique takes up with this tradition and presents its interpretation of Flore, Goddess of nature and spring in Roman mythology. The radiance of crystal highlights this sculpture. Sensual and strong, she watches over foliage, allowing nature to awake each spring.
Symbol of purity and innocence, the Anemone is now realized into a small collectible sculpture or a votive.