Baccarat United Crystal Woods – forest designs etched into the crystal by Marcel Wanders

Baccarat perpetuates since 1764 the great French tradition of a cosmopolitan art of living. From time to time, besides seasonal collection, the luxury crystal brand produces collection in collaboration with famed artistic names. 

For example, the French crystal maker released a collection of home ware designed by Dutch industrial designer and poet Marcel Wanders (internationally known as one of the designers of Droog, designing for European contemporary design manufacturers like B&B Italia, Bisazza, Poliform, Moroso, Flos, Boffi, Cappellini, Droog and Moooi). 

Channeling the natural world, Marcel Wanders dreamed up “United Crystal Woods” for Baccarat, a collection bringing together several facets of the company: “La Fôret des Songes” multipurpose candle jars decorated with a lace pattern etched to various thickness; “Les Rois de la Fôret” monumental cutvases of polished metal or marble bases; “L’Ivresse des Bois”  elegant wine glasses and carafes. And finally, the pinnacle of this imaginary forest, “L’Esprit des Bois” an improbable family of deer and stags, made of polished stainless steel and wood encased in etched crystal; in candlelight, these poetic, graceful shapes look like dreams come to life.