Lalique has presented its new Spring/Summer 2016 collection, where every part is inspired by the original Anemone vase. Among flowers, the anemone, a symbol of purity and innocence, particularly inspired René Lalique, which he then made the centerpiece of many jewels and decorative objects. In 1912, he designed a vase displaying a motif of anemone in blue patinated glass, fashioned in “cire perdue”.
With the Anemone collection, Lalique gives a fresh insight into this creation transfigured to vases available in several sizes and colours, bowls, perfume bottles, and votives. Fashioned in satin-finished and re-polished crystal, emblematic of Lalique, the flowers are juxtaposed in a graphics play on repetition, capturing the ephemeral beauty of flowers. The 28-piece collection is available in a variety of sizes and colours, ranging from £470 to over £15,000 for the limited edition vases.
Alongside the new Spring Summer 2016 collection is the GEO range, a collaboration between Lalique and internationally renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta, whose best-known works include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Evry Cathedral in France, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto in Italy, the Tinguely Museum in Basel, the Santo Volto church in Turin and the Tschuggen Bergoase spa at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Arosa, Switzerland. The MARIO BOTTA for LALIQUE Geo range comprises of 250 three-dimensional limited edition vases made of clear crystal, with each one signed and numbered with its own certificate of authenticity and fired by Lalique’s master glassmakers.