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René Lalique (1860-1945) is considered the Da Vinci of jewellery and glass art. The works by the “master” of the art nouveau and art deco period are filled with symbolism and “secret” details. The museum has art on loan from museums all over the world, including the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The museum is housed in two old national monuments where visitors are welcomed in a warm atmosphere. The guide explanations and displays in the museum offer visitors insight into the symbolism and “secret” details which Lalique incorporated into his works. Lectures with a glass of prosecco at the concert grand piano, followed by a guided tour and luxury lunch in our style salon are available by appointment.
The museum’s permanent collection is fully devoted to the work of jewellery designer and glass artist René Lalique. The works give an impression of the artist’s clientele. Around the year 1900, René Lalique was internationally recognised as the designer of modern jewellery. His jewellery was worn proudly by the world's greats and actresses.
Lalique used motifs such as nature and feminine shapes. He also became a glass artist. His introduction to the luxury perfume industry caused an acceleration.
He developed a working method which is a cross between art and industrial design: modern industrial luxury. In addition to the works produced in relatively small quantities, Lalique also designed unique pieces for the very wealthy of his time.
The works in the museum are jewellery, perfume bottles, glass sculptures and decorative vases. Some of Lalique’s jewellery has an appraised value of €100 million. The objects are iconic, prized and sought after all over the world.
From 8 December 2019
“Royal Light – Royal gifts specially designed by René Lalique”
Works by René Lalique delivered to the imperial family of Japan and the Swedish, British and Dutch royal families will be on display. These include pieces such as the Lalique chandelier gifted to Princess Juliana by the diplomatic corps at her wedding in 1937, a glass door by René Lalique from the imperial palace in Tokyo, and a mirror from the Swedish royal family from 1912. Correspondence between René Lalique and his clients provides an interesting insight into how the assignments came about.
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