To celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2014, Baccarat is hosting a special exhibition “Baccarat. Les 250 ans” at Maison Baccarat’s Museum-Gallery in Paris.
Fine art glass lovers have a unique chance to admire two centuries and a half of intricate glass artwork signed by crystal manufacturer Baccarat, a symbol of superb craftsmanship and French art de vivre. “Baccarat: Les 250 ans” retrospective exhibition held in the brand’s Museum-Gallery Paris space celebrates Baccarat’s 250th anniversary.
With the support of talented Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (Best French Craftsmen), the crystalworks has always drawn inspiration from its roots, its craftsmanship and its heritage to transmute tradition into creation. 250 of the house’s masterpieces over the centuries are shown in 5 main areas of the exhibiton: ‘Le Rouge à l’Or’ (focused Baccarat’s trademark golden red color), The ‘Myriad Colors’ (colored pieces), cutting, glassblowing, engraving and gilding.
The museum contains displays of fine glass work, including vases, dishes and stemware; limited-edition collections created by noted designers Georges Chevalier, Ettore Sottsass, Roberto Sambonet, Van day Truex, and Marcial Berro; and pieces commissioned for heads of state, royal and imperial courts, and celebrities including the Emperor of Japan, Prince of Wales, and Josephine Baker.
If you can not get to Paris, Baccarat has published also an anniversary book dedicated to its patrimony.
Baccarat owns two museums: the Musée Baccarat in Baccarat, Meurthe-et-Moselle and the Musée Baccarat, Paris, on the Place des États-Unis in Paris. Groupe du Louvre is the majority shareholder of the company. In 2003, the crystal maker relocated to 11, place des Etats-Unis in Paris. In 2005 Baccarat was acquired by Starwood Capital Group in the United States. In 2012 Starwood announced it would use the name for a luxury hotel chain “Baccarat Hotels and Resorts” which will feature company’s crystal chandeliers. In October 2013, the house has unveiled its new boutique located on the Paris’ Left Bank, in the Luxury area of the Beaugrenelle shopping center in Paris.
Baccarat. Les 250 ans” until January 24th 2015
11 place des Etats-Unis – 75 116 Paris
Open from Mondays to Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm
Closed on Sundays, Tuesdays and bank holidays.