Revolutionary artist, both admired and considered eccentric, René Lalique has a huge following, from the European courts to artistic and industrial milieus around the world. This prolific genius, dubbed “the Rodin of transparencies” by Maurice Rostand, has infused his Maison with such poetic force that 150 years later, the charm still operates and his art has become timeless.
Lalique is more than just a name; it is a highly talented family, comprising three generations of artists of international fame. Marc Lalique succeeded his father in 1945. Following the renovation of their war-damaged factory, he replaced glass with crystal, leading to the world-wide fame of Lalique. During the ‘50s, he was also the creator of many works which preserve the Lalique style, and which also reflect the spirit of their age; an age which is currently being re-discovered today with great enthusiasm. Many of his creations have already found a place in museum collections and are in demand by numerous private collectors.
Then Marie-Claude Lalique, third generation of artists, after Marc’s death in 1977, became the artist of the company until 1996. Crystal is too often considered a cold, lifeless material. Marie-Claude’s special talent lies in bringing it to life.