Collaboration between Lalique and McLaren has resulted the precious collection of crystal sculptures, called Essence of Speed.
An exceptional partnership between the French brand, leader in the production of accessories in delicate crystal, all similar to small works of art, and one of the most iconic Formula 1 car manufacturers , based on the values of performance and excellence shared by both companies.
Three sculptural creations in clear crystal , each interpreted in two different sizes and produced in a limited edition for a period of three years, embody the essence of speed with sinuous and elegant lines, declined in forms inspired by the world of nature and animals.
The agile and majestic silhouette of the cheetah , one of the fastest animals on earth chosen as the subject of the sculptures, best represents the spirit of the English brand and its production, characterized by a constant research aimed at the engineering perfection of its cars, fast and elegant just like a cheetah.
Nature therefore becomes the predominant suggestion for the two brands: the McLaren designers let themselves be guided by the biomimetics for the realization of their models, looking at the nature and its forms as a model, while the aesthetics of Lalique has always been a tribute to nature , to its enchanted beauty, but also to its ferocity.
Even René Lalique was fascinated by the drawings of nature, as revealed by the famous triptych “Flore, Faune et Femme”, the “3F” which summarize the main sources of inspiration of the goldsmith, at the base of his iconic car decorations created between the years ’20 and ’30, still among the most sought after collector’s pieces.
Essence of Speed, made of satin glass, pays tribute to the work of Renè Lalique with a series of small cheetahs immortalized in the act of running, at maximum speed: the design of the sculptures perfectly embodies the dynamism and grit of the animal, revealing the modernity of the objects and at the same time the clear reference to the long and prestigious tradition of the crystal company.
In its smallest size, Essence of Sound is available in a limited edition of 375 pieces, the same number of samples produced by supercars P1, while the largest size line is declined in 20 exclusive pieces, to celebrate the 20 World Championships of Formula 1 won so far by McLaren.