Throughout its 250-year history, Baccarat has symbolised a resolutely contemporary “Art de Vivre”. Crowned by iconic pieces brought to life by breath and fire, Baccarat continues to celebrate perfection in its creation. Established during the Age of Excellence in 1764, Baccarat uses its technical process to capture enchantment and poetry in its creations.
Baccarat’s know-how is a reflection of its matchless Heritage, from the Lighting collections and Tableware, to the word of Jewellery, designer creations and legendary gold medal-winning works at the many Universal Exhibitions. It is a time-tested legend, the fruit of history and excellence, and now more ever synonymous with distinction. Its long-standing heritage and craftsmanship traditions are carried on to this day with the guidance of one “Maitre d’Art” and 22 ‘Meilleurs Ouvriers de France” — nationally recognised as the best artisans of their field.
This unique, time-honoured know-how, from freehand wheel-engraving to relief gilding applied using a brush, transforms these traditions into works of art. Baccarat crystal is a harmonious marriage of mastery and artistry every step of the way: from artisan gathering the molten crystal at the end of this blowpipe to the development of the House’s renowned “golden red” crystal. Inspired by the alchemists’ elemental secrets, glassblowers, gliders, engravers and cutters put their incomparable talent and energy at the service of supremely talented designers and artists. Each timeless piece of art — in either clear or coloured crystal — bears the hallmark of unparalleled techniques steeped in opulence and harmony.
For over 200 years, Baccarat’s special commissions have adorned the world’s finest tables with their abneering designs, embodying a uniquely sumptuous ‘Art de Vivre”.