Marcel Wanders United Crystal Wood Collection from Baccarat
Luxist attended the premiere of the United Crystal Woods collection, from famed Dutch designer Marcel Wanders for Baccarat, held at the Museum of Arts & Design, with a gorgeous view of Columbus Circle. Baccarat, winner of the Luxist Readers' Choice Award is the ultimate in luxury glassware. Each piece is entirely handmade in the Baccarat village of France. The heavy weighted crystal of the classic Baccarat we were handed when entering made the champagne taste divine. We quickly realized, while exploring the latest collection, that drinking out of a Baccarat glass is the ONLY way to drink champagne.
Wanders has collaborated over the years with nearly every major designer, including Flor, Vitra, B&B Italia and Bisazza. But nothing could prepare us for the latest Baccarat collection, easily Wander's best collaboration to date. It all began with a dream Wanders had, after a long dinner party, waking up with his head on the table, in a room full of gorgeous empty glasses. "I woke up in the forest of the united crystals," he said in his artist statement. "Too much light forcing me to close my eyes, too many sparkles for a heavy night, boys will always be boys."
Gallery: Marcel Wanders for Baccarat
Wanders has made his dream come to life, creating towering vertical shapes, an entirely glittering collection to bring splendor to any home. Candlesticks made from deeply cut crystal stand alone or in groups, towering tree centerpieces. Incredible steel deers metamorphose into stand-up candelabras, each antler creating an empowering glow of light. These limited edition deer would instantly become the centerpiece of any home. For the kings of the forest, Baccarat created vast geometric crystal vases, opening up over a dark bronze or chromium base. The cut diamond patterns reflect the true crystal expertise that could only be perfected by Baccarat.
The collection is complete with an elegant wine set featuring Wanders' famous clown nose motif. Gorgeous glasses have playful stems with the iconic image, specially designed for burgundy, bordeaux, and champagne. Full-bodied carafes and decanters round off any wine-lovers collection. Whether waking up to a flower in a Baccarat glass, or drinking out of a clown-motif champagne class, the Marcel Wanders collection for Baccarat embodies the idea of living every day as a special occasion.
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