From the very beginning Lalique
has produced reoccurring themes for their stunning luxury
crystal creations of the very best
. These have typically included the female form, along with flora and fauna. The female form was generally portrayed as being extremely sensual and voluptuous along with having a mysterious side. This was an ode to feminine lifestyle
beauty and it allowed Lalique
to play with reflections within the crystal to evoke and mirror the delicate and graceful qualities of a women.
When it comes to flora and fauna Lalique
used flowers, birds, fruit and trees along with fish, insects and even birds in their stunning and beautiful lifestyle
designs and creations. Nature has and always will play a huge source of inspiration for the luxury
company in their Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs.
Since the founding of Lalique
in 1921 all of the luxury
products have been produced in Wingsen-sur-Moder. The traditions of Lalique
have been with the company from their beginning and are still the main focus and used today. These traditions have been passed down throughout the generations and are seen in each of the unique creations to come from Lalique
. The company is home to some of the very best
artists and designers who have the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, this is a distinction that is only acquired at the end of a National contest that takes part every three years. The artists have to be evaluated on a task and a piece of artwork which must show the artists dexterity along with their evolving technical skills. Their creativity when modelling the pieces is evaluated together with how they are able to master the traditional and the modern techniques.
Each and every artist at Lalique
pride themselves on their expertise and are even involved in making some of the tools that they work with, using the old traditional methods to make them. It takes a great deal of skill to be able to blow, whirl and shape the pieces Lalique
are known for around the world. To give life to an excellent
creation it is all about first taming the matter that is used for that creation and then calming down the molten crystal to define the finest
and unique lifestyle
shape of the item.
colours of each piece of what distinguish the piece as being from Lalique
. A great deal of research goes into the colors of the various metal oxides and the finest
rare earths that are added to the compositions used. Each one of these is unique and is what provides the specific color to the crystal. Lalique
use more than 100 colors and shades in total, some of which are very hard to work with.