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LALIQUE MAGAZINE - Issue One - 2014


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| Contents

ContentS Making of

ART

Interior Design

The Savoir Faire

Zaha Hadid

Woman of substance

A fascinating insight into the world’s only

The celebrated architect talks in an interview

Lady Tina Green reveals her newest project

LALIQUE production facility.

about her collaboration with LALIQUE,

in London – furnished with unique pieces she

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her latest projects and the people who have

designed for Lalique Maison.

influenced and inspired her.

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World of Whisky

Savoir Vivre

History

The Macallan

100 Points

RenÉ LALIQUE

A jewel in the crown of Scottish single malt

“Beautiful yet functional” is how internationally

The life story of an extraordinary artist

whiskies. A glimpse behind the scenes at the

acclaimed wine critic James Suckling

who loved women and revolutionized

renowned whisky distillery.

describes his 100 Points glass and stemware

the world of jewellery and perfume.

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collection, a joint creation with LALIQUE.

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5 | Welcome 6 | The Must-Haves 16| THE GOLDEN GUARDIAN ANGELS OF PARIS

62 22 | City guide Paris 34 | City guide London 48 | Lalique for Bentley 68 | Best of BORDEAUX and St émilion

72 | PARMIGIANI & LALIQUE 76 | PARK WEGGIS SPECIAL OFFER 78 | JM Jarre Aerosystem 93 | lalique Boutiques


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| Editorial

Welcome © Adriana Tripa

lifestyle. The aim of today’s world of LALIQUE is to enrich our everyday lives, bringing elegance and artistic style to contemporary products and objects, imbuing them with feeling and functionality, as well as formal beauty. From fine tableware via loudspeaker systems to the creations of world-famous designers and artists, from exquisite fragrances via jewellery to custom-designed interior decoration – LALIQUE epitomizes the beautiful things of life. The company regularly enters into exclusive collaborations with other luxury brands to create stunning objects based on both partners’ know-how and expertise. We are proud to present our partnerships with Zaha Hadid, Parmigiani Fleurier, Green & Mingarelli Design, James Suckling, Château Péby Faugères, LALIQUE is a legend and at the same time a

The Macallan and Jean Michel Jarre in the fol-

symbol of artistic tradition and craftsmanship

lowing pages.

of the highest order. LALIQUE today is consid-

In addition to a style guide, including con-

ered the jewel in the crown of the French glass

tributions about must-have accessories, hot

and crystal industry – a byword for excellence,

spots, and hotel and restaurant recommenda-

a reputation earned through the creation of ex-

tions, the magazine also reports on sectors and

traordinary pieces in crystal glass in its myriad

industries with which LALIQUE comes into con-

variations. It is not for nothing that LALIQUE is

tact. Whatever you need to know about the world

also referred to as the “haute couture of crystal”.

of perfume, the latest trends in interior design,

Just as company founder René Lalique was

architecture, wines and spirits, or up-and-com-

a pioneer in his day, one of the moving spirits

ing artists, you can read about them in the mag-

and principal influences on Art Nouveau and

azine and gain new insights. This is also part of

later Art Deco, LALIQUE today is a diversified

the “LALIQUE lifestyle”. I hope you enjoy this

brand that sets the tone for a modern, exclusive

journey of discovery.

Silvio Denz Chairman and CEO LALIQUE

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| World of Scents

The Must-Haves

VOYAGE DE PARFUMEUR, CANDLES 6

LALIQUE DE LALIQUE A floral musky eau de toilette. A feminine and radiant fragrance born from a burst of flowers, enhanced by slightly fruity flavours. The musky vanilla notes reveal its power of seduction.

Each of the eight candles of the “Voyage de Parfumeur” collection highlights a raw material chosen from amongst the finest ingredients in perfumery and the most breathtaking locations. Senses take flight and the mind deliciously wanders on the voyage of scent.

SATINE A seductive fragrance inspired by the sensuality of satin and the modern woman, in perpetual movement.

Encre NOIRE

Hommage à L’HOMME

A hymn to vetiver, a praise to modernity for a masculine perfume with character, signed in black ink.

A virile, woody, spicy fragrance. A praise to masculinity and travel.


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COLLECTIBLE BOTTLES, Limited CRYSTAL EDITIONs

LIBELLULE

DEUX PAONS

A beautiful insect with translucent wings, the dragonfly is a real lucky charm for Lalique. The damselfly is resting on the precious 2013 Limited Edition bottle, just above the surface of the water, on an expanse of crystal decorated with waves.

The Peacock holds pride of place in René Lalique’s enchanted bestiary, as it lends itself so ideally to Art Nouveau aesthetics and has inspired this 2014 Limited Edition.

ENVOL This 2011 flacon collection unites inspiration from the works of René Lalique with a modernity that is informed by the most exquisite techniques of our master craftsmen.

CASCADE

SILLAGE

The 2010 Lalique Limited Edition bottle pays homage to one of René Lalique’s creations: the “Poissons” (Fishes) Fountain.

For the 2012 Limited Edition, Sillage, the spirit of the tiara has been revisited with the help of the know-how of the craftsmen who have produced a spectacular flacon.

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| Jewellery

Psyché Ring

Serpent Ring

A true marvel of nature, the butterfly’s infinite shapes and colours were avidly studied by René Lalique for his Art Nouveau work. Created in 2013, the Psyché collection is a symbol of the jewellery creations of Lalique.

A sensual and hypnotic creature, the serpent has fascinated designers since the very beginnings of the House of Lalique. Created in 2013.

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éros Ring A homage to the motifs of Art Deco, the herringbone pattern was also used by René Lalique to fashion jewellery with graphic lines. Created in 2013.

Vesta pendant Libellule pendant Inspired by numerous René Lalique designs which tirelessly portrayed the features of this “nymph with a body of fire”, the Dragonfly collection, with its erect wings and articulated tail, is part of the LALIQUE repertoire of “living jewellery”.

This pendant has a winged motif representing Vesta, the eternal guardian and goddess of the sacred fire. The Vesta collection is symbolic of the renaissance of LALIQUE jewellery. Created in 2012.

Mascottes cufflinks Muguet pendant A recurrent motif in René Lalique’s work since the beginning, symbolizing nature and celebrating the advent of spring. The lily of the valley motif is a must-have in any Lalique jewellery collection.

A homage to the celebrated mascots designed by René Lalique to ornament the radiator caps of certain models of car, these mascot cufflinks come in five motifs: horse, victory, archer, eagle and dragonfly.

Gourmande Ring Created by René Lalique in 1931, the glass Cabochon ring was transformed into Gourmande ring in crystal. A piece of jewellery that is emblematic of the brand, the ring comes in 13 colours – shown here in opal.


| Iconic Pieces

Cactus Table A colourless and black version from 2007 of the original created by Marc Lalique in 1951, the pedestal of this table was created initially as part of a decorative piece representing a great aquarium, where crystal fish appeared to evolve from the leaves of a giant cactus, with eight branches of translucent crystal. The success of the piece gave LALIQUE the idea of placing a glass plate on it. The Cactus table was born.

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Bacchantes Vase

Champs élysées Chandelier

Created by René Lalique in 1927, the Bacchantes Vase shows a circle of sculpted nudes. The vase epitomizes the iconic LALIQUE style and portrays a timeless mythological theme in the tumultuous dancing of the young priestesses of Bacchus.

From simple sconce to monumental chandelier. In 1957, Marc Lalique created lamps decorated with finely grooved plane-tree leaves, in satin and transparent crystal, evoking the sumptuous row of trees lining the Champs Élysées.

Mossi Vase The kaleidoscopic effect, creative genius and technical prowess displayed by the Mossi vase is a perfect synthesis of modernity and the applied arts. Created by René Lalique in 1933, originally in white glass, this iconic piece has lasted through the years, recreated in different colourings.


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The Savoir Faire The unrivalled know-how of the craftsmen at the Lalique factory transcends the decades, opening the doors onto a world of magic.

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The LALIQUE factory was built in 1921 by the

The world of crystal leads us into the foundry

company’s founder René Lalique in the village of

where the molten glass comes alive under the

Wingen-sur-Moder in Alsace, a region of France

influence of extreme temperatures. The magic

which has the strongest glassmaking traditions.

quality of the crystal melt as it reaches 1,400 °C

It has remained to this day the world’s sole

is captured and manipulated using a variety of

LALIQUE production facility.

techniques.

Among the craftsmen employed there, four

A major part of the work is carried out in

carry the title of “Best Craftsmen in France”.

the “cold glass” workshops where expert hands

This distinction, recognized the world over, is

reveal a play of light and reflection: retouching,

awarded on a competitive basis according to

sculpting and finishing combined in a quest for

strict criteria of dexterity, precision, passionate

perfection that transports us into a magic realm.

commitment and respect for traditional methods and professional standards.

During the entire process, each item is subject to rigorous checks and selection in the

The glassmaker’s art imbues the objects

spirit of the highest standards of craftsmanship.

created with a certain force. It is only by grasping

When the work is completed to everyone’s satis-

this that we can truly appreciate the work of these

faction, the LALIQUE signature is appended as

artists and the complexity of their know-how.

a mark of quality and authenticity.

True masters of the craft leave their imprint on a piece through precise, rhythmic movements, creating works of exceptional poetic quality in a quest for excellence that respects traditional values.

www.Lalique.com


| Making Of

© Sophie Brandström

Finishing a mould. The task consists of engraving fine details that cannot be created with a milling tool. This operation requires great artistic skill, the decoration being presented in reverse, as a negative. It is vital work since the quality of the engraving and the finishing of the mould directly affect the integrity of the crystal piece. Changing the pot. The pot furnace is the traditional type used for glass and crystal-glass manufacture. The crystal is heated to its fusion temperature in the pots, of which there are four per furnace. The pot has a maximum useful life of around four months. Once the pot is used up or starts releasing particles or pebbles, it is time to change it. The new pot is brought up to a temperature of 1,100 ºC and changed while hot to avoid thermal shocks. This operation, which must be completed as quickly as possible to avoid disturbing the fusion process in the other pots, needs a team of expert glass-blowers who are very experienced and highly coordinated. Genuine savoir faire. © LALIQUE SA

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The crystal is first heated by a glass-blower using a blowtorch to facilitate the operation, then placed carefully in the mould by the gatherer. Once the charge of crystal is sufficient for the piece, a blower on the left cuts the crystal from the cane (rod of crystal) using glassmaker’s shears.


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Cleaning, after gathering: any imperfection is removed from the molten crystal by drawing out the glass with shears and then cutting off the imperfect drawn out part. The shaping block is used to give it back its shape.

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A Bacchantes vase at the workstation of cutting and retouch. On the right are diamond-tipped tools with pneumatic hose attachments, used to sculpt the crystal. This work is carried out with the piece immersed in water to avoid heating of the crystal.

© Sophie Brandström

Enamelling – the technique of painting black liquid enamel with a brush – on the surface of the Tourbillons vase. At the LALIQUE factory, this process is carried out by “decorators” skilled in tarring/asphalting. The vase is subsequently refired at 520 ºC.


| At a Glance

Photos: RICHARD MELLOUL, Mireille darc | Writer: Annemarie Mahler

THE GOLDEN GUARDIAN ANGELS OF PARIS AN UNUSUAL VIEW OF PARIS. SEEN FROM THE SKY, WHERE GILDED ANGELS KEEP WATCH OVER THE CITY. 16

Walking in Paris one day, photographer Rich-

“It was only 50 metres up in the air that we re-

ard Melloul and actress Mireille Darc had a cra-

alized the true magnitude of these colossal stat-

zy idea: “Do you see all these gilded angels who

ues.” A native of Paris, Richard Melloul start-

stand guard over the city?” asked Mireille. The

ed work in the photo lab of a press agency at

two friends were of one mind, and the project

the age of 14. “Photography became my uni-

was born there and then to “turn the idea into im-

verse and has remained so ever since.” Por-

ages shot from the vantage point of the angels”.

traits are his speciality. He counts numerous

Richard and Mireille have a long association in

celebrities among his friends and confidants,

the realm of photography. In fact, for some years

notably Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Paul Belmondo

now Mireille has spent more time behind the

and Charlotte Rampling. Melloul has published

lens than in front of it. To realize their project

a book on Maurice Béjart and another on Gene-

they had to have a good deal of patience and win

va, working with film director Peter Greenaway.

the support of Panasonic. The biggest stumbling

He is really a photo journalist and particularly

block was getting the necessary permits from

appreciates getting his shots published in the

the prefecture, the city authorities and the of-

world’s press.

ficials responsible for the various monuments. The basement level of Paris being full of holes – culverts, metro tunnels, underground car parks and passageways of various kinds – it is not easy to find a solid footing for a 20-ton crane to hoist the photographers to unaccustomed heights. “I often had to battle with vertigo,” admits Melloul.

www.richardmelloul.com


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At the very centre of the busy Place du Châtelet is a column in the form of a palm trunk that rises from the Fontaine du Palmier. Erected in honour of Napoleon’s victories in Egypt and Italia, it is surmounted by the goddess Victory, standing on a globeborne by clouds and angels. She is holding a laurel wreath in each upraised hand.

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Dressed all in gold, the Spirit of Liberty is a symbolic figure, watching over Paris from a height of 50 metres at the very heart of the Place de la Bastille. In his left hand, he holds the broken chain of despotism, in his right, the torch of civilization. Known as the July Column (Colonne de juillet), it was not raised to commemorate the fall of the ancient Bastille on 14 July 1789, when the walls of the hated prison were destroyed. It was erected in honour of all the Parisians who died during the revolution of July 1830.

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The Fame of Agriculture, with Pegasus, adorns one of the pillars of the Pont Alexandre III on the right bank. The view takes in the Seine, the great river plied by its peaceful traffic of barges, and the Eiffel Tower, the emblem of Paris and symbol of the Industrial Age at its height.

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| City Guide Paris

Writer: Annemarie Mahler

PARIS 10 chic places to be 22

LE GRAND VÉFOUR (Fig. I) Known as the oldest and most beautiful restaurant in Paris, Le Grand Véfour is situated in a listed building, under the arcades enclosing the garden of the Palais Royal. Established in 1784 as the Café de Chartres, it became renowned as a luxury gourmet restaurant, and for the last 200 years has been frequented by leading politicians, artists and literary figures: Napoléon and Joséphine, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, George Sand, Colette and Jean Cocteau, to name but a few. Guy Martin, one of France’s most celebrated chefs and the owner since 1991, has built his reputation there with wonderfully inventive cuisine. He draws inspiration from his travels, especially from Japan – though he never forgets his Savoyard origins.

( I )

17 rue de Beaujolais, 75001 Paris Tel. +33 (0) 1 42 96 56 27 www.grand-vefour.com


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( II )

( V )

L’ARPÈGE (Fig. II)

ÉPICURE (Fig. V)

invited her take on Fouquet’s, the legendary restaurant of the stars, where for the past year

Three-star chef Alain Passard believes in sea­

she has brought a touch of delicious Mediterra-

Epicure, Hotel Bristol’s gastronomic jewel, has a

sonal cooking. His vegetables, fruit and aromatic

nean cuisine to the Champs Élysées – wonderful

reputation as one of Europe’s best hotel restaur-

herbs come fresh every day from one of his three

fresh fish, crispy fried calamari, lobster and her

ants. “My cuisine is timeless and in harmony

gardens. The menu no longer includes red meat,

famous “petits farcis”. It is a high point in her

with the seasons,” says Eric Frechon. In 2009,

but it does have fish, seafood and carefully select-

career, though Nicole herself still works mainly

he gained his third Michelin star and was also

ed farmyard poultry. Among the delights on of-

in Nice.

crowned Chef of the Year. His macaroni stuffed with black truffle, artichoke and goose liver are

fer are tender multicoloured ravioli with vege-

46 avenue George V, 75008 Paris Tel. + 33 (0) 1 40 69 60 88 www.lucienbarriere.com

table fillings, delicate risotto with celery and white truffle, langoustine carpaccio, and an apple tart that looks like a bouquet of roses. Exquisite

famous. The enterprising chef’s new project is a superbrasserie in the recently renovated Saint-Lazare train station, where he will offer

LALIQUE creations adorn the walls of this other-

authentic, simple family cooking. A three-star

wise pristine space – a restaurant that is almost

chef in the station buffet – quite a challenge.

always booked out well in advance.

112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris Tel. + 33 (0) 1 53 43 43 40 epicure@lebristolparis.com

84 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris Tel. +33 (0) 1 47 05 09 06 www.alain-passard.com

LA PETITE MAISON DE NICOLE - Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière (Fig. III & IV)

( IV )

For decades, Nicole Rubi has reigned supreme as the gourmet queen of Nice. A recent venture extending her influence to Paris came as welcome news to her many fans. Her friend Dominique Desseigne, the owner of Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière,

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PERSHING HALL (Fig. VIII) 24

1728 (Fig. VI)

restaurants, offering lunch or dinner in a relaxed

A unique place, very much in vogue, Pershing

atmosphere. The menu includes Costes classics

Hall combines an elegant hotel with a bar and

The 1728 restaurant is a luxurious address with

such as steak tartare, bean salad, club sandwich,

a restaurant. The magnificent palace was built

a noble pedigree. This stylish urban palace dat-

organic veal paillard and crevettes on coconut

by the Comte de Paris at the end of the 18th cen-

ing from the 18th century is home to a noted art

milk.

tury. The façade and the elegant staircase lead-

collection, as well as a restaurant and tea room. It was the residence of Marquis de La Fayette, who played host to the most powerful figures of his day, among them Madame de Pompadour. The rooms of the restaurant are pleasant, with a

ing up to the restaurant, over which a modern

4 Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006 Paris Tel. +33 (01) 53 63 60 60 www.restaurantlasociete.com

romantic ambience. The attractive wine list and imaginative creations of chef de cuisine Géraldine

LALIQUE chandelier now hangs, survive from the original building. When American troops entered the First World War in 1917, their commander General John Pershing established his headquarters there. A spacious courtyard opens

( VII )

onto a 30-metre-high vertical garden created by

Rumeau are as irresistible as the authentic atmos-

Patrick Blanc, with 300 different plants. The cuis-

phere of the place.

ine is noted for its cosmopolitan diversity.

8 rue d’Anjou, 75008 Paris Tel. +33 (0) 1 40 17 04 77 / 1 40 17 08 43 www.1728-paris.com

49 rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris Tel. +33 (0) 1 58 36 58 36 www.pershinghall.com

LA SOCIÉTÉ (Fig. VII)

MONSIEUR BLEU (Fig. IX)

This elegant restaurant, styled by interior desig-

Directly by the quays on the right bank of the

ner Christian Liaigre, is on Place Saint-Germain-

Seine, the long-forgotten ground floor of the Pal-

des-Prés, opposite the church. It is a star in the

ais de Tokyo’s west wing – built in 1937 for the

galaxy of brothers Gilbert and Jean-Louis Costes,

Paris World Fair – has a new lease of life. The

who own two hotels and several restaurants

premises have been transformed into a unique

and bars. Since opening in 2009, La Société has

restaurant, with a spectacular view of the Seine

been a place Parisians like to see and be seen

and the Eiffel Tower. The restaurant is called

in. It is one of the Latin Quarter’s most popular

Monsieur Bleu, in memory of the French artist


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Yves Klein (1928–1968). Klein took out a patent on the deep blue he started using in his work

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in 1957, naming it International Klein Blue. The chic neo-brasserie, opened at the end of April 2013, has a huge art deco room and 10-metrehigh ceilings. The four original bas-reliefs by Lalique that adorn the walls were discovered in the cellar during the renovation of the building. Marble and moss green velvet benches, together with the monumental bar in lustrous zinc, create an atmosphere of luxury. A beautiful feature in the summertime is the south-facing terrace which covers 600 square metres. The clientele is young and fashionable, the cuisine fresh and modern – a sheer pleasure.

20 Avenue de New York, 75016 Paris Tel. +33 (0) 1 47 20 90 47 www.monsieurbleu.com ( X )

eleventh in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”.

American visitors. On garnet red velvet ben-

Self-taught, full of talent, with many loyal cus-

ches, at tables covered in white tablecloths,

tomers and fans who have followed his career

guests delight in the fine wine list, perhaps a

over the years, he is loved and lionized by most

blanquette de veau, which comes in a copper

of the media. His secret is to find a balance bet-

pan, or sole meunière, a bowl of onion soup, or

ween raw and cooked ingredients. For 60 euros

snails in garlic butter, followed by tempting pro-

he serves a single menu of five courses – not coun-

fiteroles with hot chocolate, or crêpes suzette,

ting amuse-bouches. On top of that is the price of

flambéed at the table.

the wine or cider that accompanies each dish. The restaurant is only open in the evenings and, given that the number of tables is limited, demand is great. It takes patience and perseverance to get a booking.

11 Rue du Chevalier Saint-George, 75008 Paris Tel. +33 (0) 1 42 60 14 36 www.royalmadeleine.com

129 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris Tel. +33 (0) 1 43 57 45 95 www.lechateaubriand.net

LE CHATEAUBRIAND (Fig. X)

ROYAL MADELEINE (CHEZ MONSIEUR) (Fig. XI) In the early 20th century, the premises were

In the seventies, it was nouvelle cuisine that

occupied by a coalman – un bougnat – who also

created a furore across the world. Today, it is “ge-

served wine and coffee. In 1943 it became a bis-

neration new French bistrot”. Probably the fin-

tro and then after the war transformed itself into

est exponent of this new wave is the brilliant

a traditional restaurant. It keeps the old Pari-

Basque chef Inaki Aizpitarte at the restaurant

sian charm alive to this day, one of the best rest-

he bought in 2006, Le Chateaubriand. Originally

aurants in the Madeleine quarter, offering a

harbouring ambitions to be a landscape garden-

warm glow of nostalgia and traditional food that

er, he is now a kind of ambassador for modern

pleases – in equal measure – Frenchmen work-

French cuisine, particularly since being ranked

ing locally and a good number of well-informed

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Zaha Hadid: “With each new project I always feel a real sense of discovery – an uplifting experience.” © Steve Double


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Interview: Annemarie Mahler

Zaha HADID She is one of the most celebrated and sought-after architects. Her outstanding contribution to the architectural profession is acknowledged by the most respected institutions in the world. In this interview, Zaha Hadid talks about her collaboration with LALIQUE, her latest projects and the people who have influenced and inspired her.

You have designed two vases for LALIQUE.

Maurice Rostand called René Lalique “the

How did this project come about?

Rodin of transparencies”. Transparency

I have always had a passion for glass and crys-

and lightness are also attributes of your

tal, and started collecting pieces in a variety of

designs. Do you see a connection?

shapes, sizes and colours at an early age. I was

Absolutely – the architectural language we have

delighted to be asked by LALIQUE to collaborate

developed is a manifesto of our experimentation

as we have recently been exploring the specific

and research into fluidity and transparency. We

properties of glass and its behavioural charac-

work hard to instil these qualities in our work.

teristics.

With the formal dynamic of a fluid mass, we are able to emphasize the continuous nature of each

What does LALIQUE mean to you?

piece and the smooth evolution of the designs.

LALIQUE is synonymous with elegant, fluid designs that are innovative and timeless, yet do

In the past you have created vases

not compromise the integrity of the medium or

in stainless steel, now in crystal. What is

the craftsmanship of its production. Each piece

your sense of the two materials?

is a true celebration of the unique properties of

Both materials actually have similar character-

crystal.

istics and experiences, even though they don’t

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The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, raised in honour of the former president, is a primary building for the nation’s cultural programmes: a symbol and a showpiece. Since its independence in 1991, Azerbaijan has invested heavily in modernizing Baku’s architecture, breaking away from the rigid, monumental Soviet architecture.

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The public interior space of the Heydar Aliyev Center dedicated to the collective celebration of contemporary and traditional Azeri culture has a multitude of functions: welcoming, embracing and directing visitors through different levels of the interior.

The auditorium is conceived as a wave-like ring. It is like an architectural landscape with its undulations, bifurcations, folds and inflections. Large-scale column-free spaces allow the visitor to experience the fluidity of the interior, vertical structural elements are absorbed by the envelope and curtain wall system. Š Helene Binet

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at first look similar. While both reflect, crystal

opportunity to express our ideas on a different

is particularly fascinating as its refractive quali-

scale and through different media. We see it as

ties play with light and distortion.

part of a continuous process of design investigation. It’s a two-way process: we apply our archi-

You like vases. What is your

tectural research to these designs, but we also

favourite flower?

learn a great deal about the processes and new

I have always liked lilies. Their asymmetric petals

materials of other industries.

and structural stems are similar to my architecture.

Of course there is a lot of fluidity now between art, fashion and architecture – a lot more cross-pollination in the disciplines, but this isn’t

Which architects and personalities have

about competition, it’s about collaboration, and

inspired you in your career?

what these practices and processes can contrib-

Alvin Boyarsky – the fantastic chairman of the

ute to one another.

Architectural Association during my student years and years as a teacher – offered me my

Your designs are extremely contemporary

first platform to explore my ideas, and Rem

and avant-garde. Where do you take

Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis were crucial as my

your inspiration from?

teachers. Their understanding and enthusiasm

We often look at nature’s systems when we are

really ignited my ambition.

creating architecture – at the elegance of her co-

Another seminal figure was Peter Rice.

herence and beauty.

He was the first of that generation; matching innovative engineering with new, untried ideas

You have more than 900 projects in over

and concepts. My experience with Peter Rice

40 countries, a staff of 400 people from

was very fulfilling. I was like a student and he

more than 50 nations. How can you manage

was such an accessible, humble man.

such an international operation and be

Oscar Niemeyer has also had a lasting im-

creative at the same time?

pact on my work. I think his originality, spatial

The most important thing is to be able to dele-

sensibility and virtuoso talent are absolutely

gate. You must learn early on that you can’t do

unique and unsurpassed. His work inspired and

everything yourself; you can do bits of it your-

encouraged me to pursue my own architecture,

self, you can ask people to do things the way

following him in the pursuit of total fluidity on

you want them done, but you also have to rely

all scales. I have visited him a few times in Rio.

on their own inventiveness and abilities. Teamwork has been very important to me for a long

Fashion, art and architecture have

time. I’ve always believed in it, and that’s why

much in common. How do fashion and art

things are manageable.

inspire your work? Contemporary society is not standing still, and

Where do you get your energy?

art and architecture must both evolve with the

I’m always curious about the next step – the

patterns of life. I think what is new in our gener-

next big thing – and I think computing that en-

ation is a new level of social complexity – which

courages more complex geometry is very excit-

is reflected in its art, architecture and fashion.

ing. The rapid developments that computing has

Fashion contains the mood of the day, of

brought to architecture are incredible. Our de-

the moment – like music, literature and art – 

signs demand continual progress in the develop-

whereas architecture is a very long process

ment of construction technology, and the indus-

from the start of a project to its completion. I

try continues to respond by providing ever more

greatly enjoy our collaborations with fashion de-

sophisticated tools and materials. There is a

signers and artists. They inspire our creativity

strong reciprocal relationship whereby our more

and are quicker to execute than the architec-

avant-garde designs encourage the develop-

tural projects. These collaborations with other

ment of new design technologies and construc-

industries beyond architecture have given us an

tion techniques – and those new developments

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“We often look at nature’s systems when we are creating architecture - at the elegance of her coherence and beauty” Zaha Hadid in turn inspire us to push the design envelope ever further. Great things come from this method of working! After many years working on a project, we feel we know every last detail of each design – but what is always exciting is that no matter how long you work on a project, no matter how long you draw and redraw the building, there are always some fascinating and wonderful moments in every completed project that are completely unexpected. You cannot predict everything – and with each new project I always feel a real sense of discovery; a truly original and uplifting experience. Creativity, design and travelling are part of your life. Do you find time for leisure? I’m always travelling for my work so “home” for me is simply where I can just sleep – somewhere I can go and switch off. I would love to take a longer break – but the people at the office

won’t let me! They always find something to tell me on the phone – usually at three o’clock in the morning… You are one of the world’s most renowned architects, at the peak of your career. What are your next projects? We are currently working on projects worldwide that include the train station in Naples; the CityLife master plan and tower in Milan; a stadium in Japan; as well as master planning projects in Beijing, Bilbao, Istanbul and Singapore. We are also building cultural centres across the world. These centres are forums dedicated to exploring contemporary culture – and I feel this cultural engagement is critical for every community to express their unique heritage and connect with those around the world.

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Visio vase

Manifesto vase

Zaha Hadid is renowned the world over for her decon-

The Manifesto vase by Zaha Hadid displays innate, fluid

structionist approach and for the fluid lines which lend

lines which seem to have a life of their own. Superbly

an impression of lightness to her creations. Like a crys-

displayed in crystal, it is enhanced by the contrasting

tal tower, the Visio vase’s lines ascend heavenward

satin and polished finishes characteristic of LALIQUE.

almost infinite.

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MOSIMANN’S (Fig. I) In 1998 Anton Mosimann opened his dining club in a former Scottish Presbyterian church in the heart of elegant Belgravia. The Swiss star chef, widely renowned for his subtle natural cuisine, invited luxury brands such as Bentley, Parmigiani and LALIQUE to create their own private dining rooms in his club. Anyone wishing to eat at Mosimann’s has to be a club member, but of course the private rooms are also available for bookings. Over the years, many international celebrities have enjoyed his culinary creations, including the British Royal Family – Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles (who appointed Mosimann official caterer for royal parties) and the bridal pair, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

11B West Halkin Street Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8JL Tel. +44 (0) 20 7235 9625 www.mosimann.com


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THE CINNAMON CLUB (Fig. IV) After China, it was the turn of India to conquer the world with its multifaceted food culture – nowhere more prominently than in London. One of the city’s best Indian restaurants is The Cinnamon Club, housed in the Old Westminster Library, which dates from 1893. Since opening

HAKKASAN MAYFAIR (Fig. II)

relaunch in 2006, it has once more become a

in 2001, chef Vivek Singh, with his 20-strong

glamorous, award-winning London landmark

kitchen staff, has radically changed the way In-

The Hakkasan Hanway Place, which opened in

and favourite place to meet. It is sometimes dif-

dian cuisine is perceived, constantly bringing a

2001 offering Cantonese cuisine, has become

ficult to book a table. Oysters are still served at

modern slant to the authentic recipes. “Today’s

Britain’s most successful Chinese restaurant. It

the elegant champagne bar. Those who prefer

innovations are the traditions of tomorrow,” says

is a trendsetter and model for several offshoots

meat on their plates, rather than fish, will not

Singh with conviction.

around the world. Hakkasan Mayfair, estab-

be disappointed.

lished in 2010, is also packed out every evening, attracting a great crowd with exquisite dishes. For example, dim sum, steamed mini-lobsters from New Zealand, sweet-and-sour Berkshire

20 Mount Street, London W1K 2HE Tel. +44 (0) 20 7495 7309 www.scotts-restaurant.com

pork and fried duck with black truffles. Chef Tong Chee Hwee was rewarded with a Michelin star in 2012.

17 Bruton Street, London W1J 6QB TEl. +44 (0) 20 7907 1888 www.hakkasan.com

SCOTT’S (Fig. III) For 162 years, this fashionable restaurant has been renowned for its oysters, fish and other seafood. To this day, whatever comes to the table  – and out of the sea – is of the highest quality. Legend has it that Ian Fleming, the author of James Bond, first discovered dry martinis “shaken, not stirred” at Scott’s. Since the restaurant’s

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The Old Westminster Library, 30 – 32 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU Tel. +44 (0) 20 7222 2555 www.cinnamonclub.com

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JASON ATHERTON’S BERNERS TAVERN (Fig. V)

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In mid-September 2013, Jason Atherton opened his latest restaurant – in the London Edition Hotel, another new venture. Berners Tavern is an “allday dining” establishment, open from 7 am to midnight. The Tavern, which has a separate entrance, seats 140. The mauve walls are covered in photographs and two bronze chandeliers hang from the high ceiling. The cuisine is not French; the menu is authentically British, with the accent on tradition. There is fish on Friday and roast on Sunday. The launch has been a great success. Many satisfied customers rate this as one of the finest restaurants in London today.

10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP Tel. +44 (0) 20 7908 7979 www.bernerstavern.com www.editionhotels.com

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SKETCH (Fig. VI)

in Paris. He has also produced inspired menus

day. The marble horseshoe bar, with seating in

for all the Sketch restaurants. These include

aubergine leather, serves exclusive cocktails in

the luxurious Lecture Room for big occasions.

LALIQUE glasses. Claridge’s in the heart of May-

When it opened in December 2002, it was the

And the Gallery, a vibrant gourmet brasserie

fair perfectly embodies English tradition and

most controversial, but also the most attractive

at the heart of the complex, whose floor, walls

timeless charm.

restaurant in London. A unique meeting point

and furniture are all works of art. Sketch con-

for food, art and music. The brilliance of Pierre

tinues to attract, also for its style, and in 2012 it

Gagnaire, known as one of the world’s five best

was awarded two Michelin stars. The extensive

chefs, is not limited to his three-star restaurant

prize-winning wine list includes the Saint Émilion

Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR Tel. +44 (0) 20 7629 8860 www.claridges.co.uk

grand cru classé Château Péby Faugères. Like all ( VI )

the other wines, it is served in LALIQUE glasses. ( VII )

9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG Tel. +44 (0) 20 7659 4500 www.sketch.uk.com

THE FUMOIR at CLARIDGE’S (Fig. VII) It still exudes the sparkling atmosphere of the 1930s, omnipresent thanks to the art deco interior of this legendary London hotel. This is particularly evident in The Fumoir bar, which has an authentic period LALIQUE panel adorning the door and discreet lighting creating a romantic ambience. As long ago as 1860, Queen Victoria and Empress Eugénie, the wife of Napoléon III, visited the hotel. It was renovated in 1929 in the Art Deco style, which it has retained to this


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AMETSA WITH ARZAK INSTRUCTION, THE HALKIN BY COMO (Fig. VIII)

GORDON RAMSAY’S UNION STREET CAFÉ (Fig. IX)

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The eleventh restaurant created by the enterWithin six months of its opening, the new res-

prising three-star chef and TV cook is not a café

taurant with the complicated name in the Halkin

at all, but an Italian restaurant with an open

hotel won no less than two awards for its invent-

kitchen and bar, installed in a former warehouse

ive “nouvelle Basque” cuisine: a first Michelin

in the Southwark district. The style is indus-

star and three rosettes in the 2014 AA Restaur-

trial loft chic, with a lot of concrete and a touch

ant Guide. The restaurant was born out of the

of Centre Pompidou. Following the opening in

Arzak in San Sebastián, a place of pilgrimage

autumn 2013, it was the most talked about new

for gourmets – with three Michelin stars and 8th

restaurant in London. There was a huge rush to

place in the list of the world’s 50 best restaur-

book into the latest star in Ramsay’s firmament.

ants. It offers “all-day tapas” with home-made

Italian chef Davide Degiovanni is in charge of

sangria in the Halkin Bar or in the restaurant,

the kitchen, which some find quite wonderful

which is painted snow-white and illuminated by

and others absolutely hate. It is an old adage,

a golden shimmer from 7,000 test tubes filled

but true: you simply cannot argue about taste.

ALAIN DUCASSE AT THE DORCHESTER (Fig. X)

with spices.

Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DJ Tel. +44 (0) 20 7333 1234 www.comohotels.com

47 – 51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS Tel. +44 (0) 20 7592 7977 www.gordonramsay.com/ union-street-cafe

One of the most luxurious hotels in London has appointed Alain Ducasse, the most-decorated master chef, to oversee its prestigious restaurant, which has three Michelin stars. Alain Ducasse’s celebrated cuisine is now in the capable hands of French chef Jocelyn Herland. The dining room, a blend of classic elegance and modern elements, serves the finest produce from France and England. The constantly changing menu offers such delights as langoustines à la parisienne and Scottish lobster with macaroni.

Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA Tel. +44 (0) 20 7629 8866 Or +44 (0) 20 7629 8888 (restaurant reservations) www.dorchestercollection.com ( X )

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Woman of substance Successful businesswoman, famous yacht interior specialist and gifted furniture designer, Lady Green shows her newest project in London - furnished with unique pieces she designed for Lalique Maison. A mild afternoon in the Belgravia district of

sitting area in art deco style — almost exclusively

London. The elegant house we are about to enter

using newly designed furniture from Lalique

has just been completely restored and lavishly

Maison. Each of these exquisite pieces is num-

decorated by the well-known interior design-

bered, certified and signed, and each item is

er and businesswoman Tina Green. It took her

handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail.

and her team three years of painstaking work to create this spectacular new home for one of her many clients. And here she is, the elegant top de-

“Lalique Maison is a lifestyle”

signer with the superb head of long blond hair, inviting us into her latest project. Lady Green

“Lalique Maison is more than just a collection

and her partner Pietro Mingarelli have com-

of furniture, lamps, vases, towels and bed linen

bined two mews houses to achieve a much more

– it is a lifestyle,” explains Lady Green, introdu-

interesting layout, adding a basement and a

cing us to a few of her design pieces. And where

sub-basement to the property, creating exciting

did her knowledge of design come from? “I have

spaces such as a lavish bedroom in shades of

always been very interested in design, from ar-

cream, a navy-blue cinema room and a spacious

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What a woman, what an impact: Lady Tina Green is constantly on the move – frequently on behalf of her international clientele. Whether on land or on water – she is pictured here aboard one of the yachts she has designed – the acclaimed designer is always elegantly clothed.

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Dazzling entrance in Art Deco style: for the lobby (left) the designer has chosen a wealth of dark brown and a grey onyx floor inlaid with Lalique crystal pieces. Right: the ultimate in sophistication – even the smallest room is appointed with impeccably crafted opulence.

Attractive contrasts: high-gloss lacquer and the finest fabrics, exquisite wood and crystal lamps – all the numbered and signed furniture items and accessories were designed by Lady Green exclusively for Lalique Maison.

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the clothing business for a long time, and when my husband Philip started buying department stores, I became closely involved in their design and layout. I always loved the creative process.” Against an intriguing and glamorous background of thick champagne-coloured carpeting and softly painted cream walls, the new pieces of furniture by Lalique Maison look like precious works of art. They exude calm, elegance, timelessness and luxury. “We wanted to create a harmonious background for these pieces, to make them stand out,” explains Lady Green. She started her career as an interior designer many years ago in London and for 14 years has been based in Monaco, together with business partner Pietro Mingarelli. “I love what I do,” she says full of enthusiasm. “I had the chance to turn my passion into work, and this work inspires me every day anew – what a great gift.”

“I tend towards Art Deco style in my work” The results achieved by Green & Mingarelli Design in this remarkable house in Belgravia are truly impressive. The quality of the workmanship is outstanding. “We work with the best Italian yacht-builders,” explains Tina Green, “and these people are the most precise artisans

“We work with the best Italian yacht-builders, these people are the most precise artisans you can find” Lady Green

“I love my work and I am passionate about what I do”

you can find.” No wonder the finest craftspeople work for them – Tina Green and her partner fur-

The interplay of solid luxury and effortless flexi-

nish luxury yachts, private jets and high-end

bility is one reason for the success that this pe-

apartments for a discerning clientele. “Design-

tite, sharp-minded lady has achieved in life –

ing a yacht is extremely demanding. It is about

that and her charm. Her recipe for success is

achieving the best. Margins of error are minimal

simple and convincing: “Enjoy what you’re do-

and changes are very costly.”

ing, be passionate and knowledgeable. And give

In that same spirit, every detail in the

to others when you’ve had the fortune to re-

“Lalique House” in London gets her full atten-

ceive yourself.” A quick glance at the pictures of

tion – down to the meticulously crafted hinges

the first home to be furnished exclusively with

on the doors. Even the cushions with their hand-

Lalique Maison masterpieces will tell you

sewn beadwork, the bed linen, sheets, towels

that it bears out Lady Green’s convincing credo.

and sumptuous bathrobes testify to the care of the talented Lady Green. 160 different furniture pieces and well over 350 soft furnishing pieces, all from the Lalique Maison collection, have been created under her aegis – each to become a sought-after, signed collectible. “And each radiates an incomparable sensuality,” adds the designer, her open face lit by a broad smile.

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Symphony in cream: the master bedroom of the “Lalique House� in London is elegantly and airily decorated in light tones.


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An experienced creative team: “Lady G” – as she is known to her staff – runs her company, Green & Mingarelli Design, together with her business partner Pietro Mingarelli.

The “Silver Angel”, the snow-white 63-metre Benetti yacht designed by Green & Mingarelli, boasts swimming pool, spa, bar and stylish sundecks.

Lady Green and Lalique Maison Married to British retail businessman Sir Philip Green, Lady Green is the mother of four children. She owns the Arcadia Group (the parent of Topshop, Burton Menswear and Dorothy Perkins) and British Home Stores. Lady Green has been named as one of Britain’s wealthiest women. She lives in Monaco where she runs Green & Mingarelli Design SARL, her own interior design company, together with architect Pietro Mingarelli. Silvio Denz is really delighted at the success of his collaboration with the design duo. He had wanted to develop and expand the interior decoration and furniture side of his business – the very DNA of LALIQUE, as it were. “In Tina and Pietro I found the ideal partners to help me do that,” he says with conviction. In addition to many projects involving houses and yachts all over the world, the team is currently designing the René Lalique Hotel in Wingen-sur-Moder in France. The original building was the home of glass artist René Lalique (1860–1945). After restoration it will be reopened as a charming boutique hotel in the LALIQUE style.


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In collaboration with the legendary British car maker, Lalique has launched two unique products: the highly exclusive, limited edition eau de parfum Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition, and the Flying B paperweight. The name of Lalique has been associated with cars since 1906, with the creation of the trophy awarded to the winner of the Targa Florio, a legendary race. It was the reign of the motor mascot and so, from 1925, René Lalique created 30 legendary models of mascots out of glass to adorn the Delage, Hispano-Suiza, Voisin, Bentley and Rolls-Royce. Inspired by these legendary car mascots, the Flying B paperweight, the latest creation of Lalique for Bentley, was born from the association of two icons of French and British industries founded by two visionary men, René Lalique and Walter Bentley. LALIQUE for Bentley Crystal Edition is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in glass making. The eau de parfum itself is an elixir of fine woody The Flying B Paperweight

notes and exquisite leather, composed by Mylène Alran from the French perfume house Robertet.


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The woody dimension of the heart notes is distinguished by white cedar wood and patchouli, enhanced with rare papyrus essence. From the very first second, the fine fragrance composition makes a beguiling impression with the elegant orris butter accord – one of the most exclusive scents in the world! The base notes contain mellifluous amber and musk, which together create a timelessly sensual aura. LALIQUE for Bentley Crystal Edition (40 ml flask) is available in a limited edition of 999.

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Also launched in 2013 by Bentley: the Bentley for Men Intense fragrance, created by top French perfumer Nathalie Lorson, from the perfume house Firmenich.

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M a s t e r s o f t h e i r c ra f ts S i n c e 2 0 0 5 T h e M ac a l l a n a n d L a l i q u e h av e wo r k e d to g et h e r to p ro d u c e b e au t i f u l , b e s p o k e c rys ta l d ec a n te r s h o l d i n g s o m e o f t h e f i n e st a n d ra r e s t M ac a l l a n , o n e o f t h e wo r l d ’s t ru ly g r e at s p i r i ts ; a n e n d u r i n g pa rt n e r s h i p, t e sta m e n t to m a st e r s o f t h e i r c ra f ts

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the Macallan Alexander Reid, a teacher and farmer, founded the Macallan distillery in 1824. It has since gained world renown, and some of its bottlings are absolute rarities. 52 Just as there are certain grape varieties whose

Built in 1700, Easter Elchies House in the middle

origins are cloaked in obscurity, opinion is still

of The Macallan distillery complex, is still the

divided over the genesis of the distiller’s art. Ac-

spiritual home of the company, which is domi-

cording to one legend, Saint Patrick taught it to

ciled in Speyside. The Spey, one of Scotland’s

the ancient peoples of Ireland. Others maintain

most famous salmon rivers, forms the southern

that the process was invented by Gaelic-speak-

and south-eastern boundaries of the distillery,

ing Celts in Ireland, who then carried it across

now covering 390 acres (158 hectares). Of these,

the Irish Sea to the west coast of Scotland in

about 90 acres (37 hectares) are sown every

the early sixth century. Another theory is that it

spring with a type of barley exclusive to The

was introduced to Europe in 1150 by the Moors,

Macallan. One acre yields around 2.5 tonnes of

and that drinkable spirits had been distilled by

barley, from which some 1,800 bottles of The

the Ancient Egyptians as long ago as 3000 B.C.

Macallan are distilled.

Whatever the truth, Scotland today is the citadel of the world’s finest and rarest whiskies, many of them originating from The Macallan distillery.

The secret of the single malt

Its foundation dates back to 1824 when the schoolteacher and farmer Alexander Reid

The key elements essential to the production of

leased eight acres (3.2 hectares) of land from

Scotch whisky include barley, water and yeast.

the Earl of Seafield and laid the foundations for

Scotch whisky is always produced with malted

a success story that continues to this day. The

barley. A single malt is made exclusively with

Macallan name probably derives from two Gael-

barley malt and comes from a single distillery,

ic words – “magh” and “ellan”. “Magh” means a

mashed with the distillery’s distinctive local wa-

fertile piece of ground and “ellan” stands for “of

ter, using its own unique stills and cooling sys-

St Fillan”. St Fillan was an Irish monk who trav-

tem, and subsequently matured in the ware-

elled widely in Scotland as a Christian mission-

house until it reaches an age that is individually

ary during the eighth century.

determined for each batch. The unusually small


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Bob Dalgarno, whisky maker at The Macallan.

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The spiritual home: Easter Elchies House, built in 1700, lies at the heart of The Macallan estate. The Macallan distillery is situated in the heart of the outstandingly beautiful National Park of the Scottish Highlands.


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The Macallan’s curiously small stills contribute to the distinctively rich, fruity “new make” spirit of The Macallan.

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The finest cut – The Macallan only take 16 percent of the final distillation from the spirit stills to fill into their oak casks. This small portion, or “cut”, is extraordinarily selective and one of the smallest in the industry.


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copper stills are The Macallan’s trademark. The lowness of their shape helps produce a spirit that is rich and full-bodied. The taller the still, the lighter and thinner the whisky. The characteristic stills of The Macallan distillery have appeared as an illustration on the Bank of Scotland’s £10 notes. A single malt whisky is like a fine wine: its essence and character are influenced by the particularity of its place of origin and the makers’ skills. Creating a first-class single malt needs selected barley, excellent cask wood, an ideal environment and a well-tuned production process. But above all it needs time. The longer a malt is allowed to mature, the more complex, intriguing and characterful it will be.

Ideal maturation in wooden casks In the same way that a fine Bordeaux wine develops a subtle balance of taste and aroma through

“The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learnt to like it” Sir Winston Churchill

long years of keeping, the flavours of a single malt grow in complexity with every year spent

How to drink whisky

maturing in the barrel. The Macallan is aged mainly in Spanish and American oak casks pre-

The true spirit of the single malt is only revealed

viously used to store sherry or bourbon.

when it is drunk at room temperature. The right

During the long period of maturation, there

glass for tasting, called a nosing glass, is tulip

is a process of interaction in which the whisky

shaped. This is the only shape that allows the

takes on colour and flavour from the wood of the

aromas to unfold in all their diversity. The glass

cask. Spanish sherry casks impart aromas of

should be transparent and not tinted. Cylin-

chocolate, orange, dried fruit and spices, while

der-shaped whisky tumblers are very common,

American bourbon barrels leave sweeter notes of

but unsuited to the task of exploring the full

citrus fruit and coconut.

complexity of a fine Macallan malt. Many con-

The secret of The Macallan’s master dis-

noisseurs add a little pure water to bring out the

tillers is being able to divine the moment when

flavour and the aromas. The water reduces the

the whisky has developed the authentic charac-

alcohol content from 40 or 43 percent to about

ter of the distillery and knowing how many years

35 percent by volume, which releases further

of maturation it needs. It is fascinating to learn

aromas. The older the whisky, the more careful-

that whisky “breathes” during the maturing pro-

ly it should be dosed. Sir Winston Churchill saw

cess in the cask – as does wine when it is aged in

it a little differently, saying: “The water was not

French oak barrels, known as barriques, or in the

fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add

larger type of tank. This natural loss of spirit es-

whisky. By diligent effort, I learnt to like it.”

caping to the heavens is known affectionately by the Scots as the “angels’ share”.

Incidentally, the word “whisky” is an abbreviation of the original “whiskybae”, which

Before bottling, the whisky is usually dilut-

derives from the Gaelic “uisge beatha”, mean-

ed to drinking strength. Water is added to reduce

ing the water of life. In the 17th century this was

the alcohol content to between 40 and 45 per-

shortened to “uiskie”, which gave us “whisky”.

cent by volume. Exceptions to this rule are the so-called cask-strength whiskies, which are bottled with a higher alcohol content.

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Guinness World Record for the Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue Decanter

The unique Cire Perdue crystal decanter created by Lalique cradles the oldest single malt ever released by The Macallan Distillery. In 2010, it raised $460,000 at auction for charity: water.


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Natural Colour

Exceptional Oak Casks

The Finest Cut

The Macallan M – Mastery To the Power of Three The Macallan presents M – a masterpiece born of a collaboration between three masters of their crafts. The Macallan has partnered with renowned creative director Fabien Baron and Lalique to create the world’s most sophisticated single malt whisky, contained in a beautifully designed and meticulously crafted crystal decanter. Just 1,750 crystal decanters of M were produced, each engraved with its own individual number.

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“A marriage made in heaven” René Lalique loved nature above all else and ob-

It was Silvio Denz’s idea to engrave this sym-

served it with the utmost care. His main sources

bolic drawing on the bottles newly created by

of inspiration throughout his life were the three

LALIQUE for the Saint Émilion Grand Cru Classé

great “F”: Females, Flora and Fauna, which were

Château Péby Faugères and to number every

omnipresent in his creations.

bottle, starting with the 2009 vintage.

In 1928 he drew a blackbird feasting on grapes. These birds are very partial to the small round berries. It is said that the Merlot vines,

Château Péby Faugères celebrates Macallan

which were planted by the Ancient Romans

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in the Bordeaux region, owe their name to the

Wonderful news: a unique project was initi-

blackbird: “merlau”, or “merlaud”, means “litt-

ated in summer 2013. For the first time in the

le blackbird” in Gascon dialect. In French black-

history of The Macallan distillery, young whisky

bird is “merle”, in Latin “merula”.

is being aged in barriques – French oak barrels – previously used to mature Bordeaux wine. In fact, it was a very special wine: Château Péby Faugères from the outstanding 2009 and 2010 vintages. This will unite the characters of one of the finest Saint Émilion and one of the greatest scotch whiskies. “A marriage made in heaven,” as David Cox, Director of Fine & Rare Whiskies at The Macallan, pronounced it. The Bordeaux oak barrels are from Tonnellerie Taransaud, one of the world’s most renowned barrique makers, which supplies only a few of these rare barrels every year. The oak used is of the highest quality, seasoned for five years before it is ready to be made into a barrique. Each of the barrels has a capacity of 225 litres. The young whisky now stored in Château Péby Faugères barriques was produced from barley grown on The Macallan estate. How long it will be left to mature is still a secret – but it will be some years before anyone gets to savour this unprecedented cultural treasure. The longer a whisky is allowed to rest in the oak barrels, the more delicate, smoother, more complex and elegant it becomes.

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James Suckling, one of today’s leading wine critics. © Alessandro Moggi


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100 Points “Beautiful yet functional” is how internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling describes his new wine glass, a joint creation with LALIQUE. The American has tasted more than 160,000 dif-

precise utility,” says Marc Larminaux. LALIQUE,

ferent wines in his career as a wine taster. He

which was established by René Lalique over 100

dreamt for decades about creating his own wine

years ago, has a long tradition for making wine

glass, and after careful consideration for the ide-

glasses beginning with ranges such as “Barsac”

al maison to work with, he looked to LALIQUE. It

and “Beaune”, popular in the 1930s and 1940s.

wasn’t long before he and LALIQUE’s talented

However, it has never produced a hand-

Head of Design Marc Larminaux came togeth-

made glass specifically for wine tasting and with

er last autumn, in the firm’s head office in Par-

its design created more than just its aesthetic.

is, to design the ideal wine glass – a wine glass

The “LALIQUE & James Suckling 100 Points

that would be wonderful to drink any type of

Wine Glass” is a revolutionary addition to its

wine – white or red, young or old, first growth

stemware range. “I grew up in Los Angeles and

or “petit château”. “100 Points is a glass that

my parents and grandparents had LALIQUE at

exemplifies the established tradition and style

home, and it was always considered the bench-

of LALIQUE but embraces a modern design and

mark for beautiful crystal in my family,” says

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James Suckling

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Bordeaux glass

Burgundy glass


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James Suckling, who worked almost 30 years for the American wine magazine “The Wine Spectator” before starting his own wine tasting and video website www.jamessuckling.com. He is also the wine editor for a group of Asian luxury magazines including “Hong Kong Tatler”, “Macau Tatler”, and “Singapore Tatler”. The classically formed crystal glass with a medium, U-shaped bowl and distinctive frosted rib stem is heavier than most other wine glasses on the market. It’s a substantial piece of stemware in anybody’s hand. “My dream of one amazing wine glass for all occasions is realized,” he says. “Just holding the glass with its sensual stem and beautiful feel takes wine drinking to a different level.”

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Water glass

Universal glass

Champagne glass


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Wine decanter


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Marc Larminaux, Head of Design Lalique

“100 points is a glass that exemplifies the established tradition and style of Lalique but embraces a modern design and precise utility� 67

Water decanter

Large tumbler

Small tumbler


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Writer: Chandra Kurt

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Best of Bordeaux & Saint Émilion Wine connoisseurs can discover a unique culinary scene in Bordeaux and Saint Émilion, which are both undergoing a real renaissance. The offering is so diverse - from inspired modern to traditional classic - satisfaction is guaranteed, however great your hunger and thirst.


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Bordeaux Hotels La Maison Bord’eaux

La Tupina

A charming little boutique hotel with 16 rooms.

The côte de bœuf is legendary. In this cosy res-

The colourful interiors are individually

taurant with its large fireplace, guests are trans-

styled and furnished. The building is a former

ported back to grandmother’s kitchen. A relax-

coaching inn.

ing place to enjoy the great wines of Bordeaux.

113 Rue Docteur Albert Barraud www.lamaisonbordeaux.com

6 rue Porte de la Monnaie www.latupina.com

Grand HÔtel de Bordeaux & Spa A five-star establishment in the opulent style of Jacques Garcia, with a roof terrace. It is a

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wonderfully luxurious place situated in the heart of the city. Culinary excellence is guaranteed by star chef Pascal Nibaudeau. The hotel offers a popular wine concierge service and various wine tours to the best-known châteaux of the Bordeaux region. 2 – 5 Place de la Comédie www.ghbordeaux.com

HÔtel de Normandie Classic business hotel in a prime location, next door to the Maison du Vin, with numerous restaurants nearby. Modern and elegant, with no unnecessary frills. 7 Cours du 30 Juillet www.hotel-de-normandie-bordeaux.com

Septième péché The restaurant, whose name means “the seventh sin”, was founded by the young German chef Jan Schwittalla. Artistically presented regional cuisine is his forte. One Michelin star. 65 Cours de Verdun www.7peche.fr

Restaurants

Le Gabriel Le Gabriel is in a prime position at one of

Seeko’O HÔtel

the finest addresses in Bordeaux – Place de la

An address for aficionados of architecture

Bourse, facing the quay on the riverside.

and design, this ultra-modern hotel just outside

Le Chapon Fin

Star chef François Adamski is very fond of

the old city centre is cool and playful at the

Innovative cuisine at the highest level. Classic

compositions with no more than three or four

same time. The building resembles an iceberg.

French restaurant with an unforgettable interior.

flavours in each dish.

54 Quai de Bacalan www.seekoo-hotel.com

5 Rue Montesquieu www.chapon-fin.com

10 Place de la Bourse www.bordeaux-gabriel.fr


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Le Pressoir d’Argent

Bar à Vin

The top restaurant at the Grand Hôtel de

Modern interior in a historic building.

Max Bordeaux

Bordeaux & Spa. A visit is a must – even for

Very chic and stylish. Wines from the Bordeaux

Amazingly, the finest Bordeaux wines are

those not actually staying at the hotel.

region reign supreme.

available by the glass for tasting. The styling

2 – 5 Place de la Comédie www.ghbordeaux.com

3 Cours du 30 Juillet http://baravin.bordeaux.com

of the modern interior is reminiscent of an Apple store. Futuristic wine gallery. 14 Cours de l’Intendance www.maxbordeaux.com

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Jean Ramet The ideal choice for anyone with a taste for French home cooking.

Bu Bar

Substantial and authentic.

Small, uncomplicated wine bar

7 – 8 place Jean Jaurès www.restaurant-jean-ramet.com

with a modern touch. 25 Rue du Pas Saint-Georges www.baravin-bu.fr

Wine bars

L’Univerre Bistro wine bar. Small and cosy. 40 – 42 rue Lecocq www.univerre-restaurant.com

Le Wine Bar

Aux Quatre Coins du Vin

Seating for 25. Small, cosy and friendly wine

Wine More Time

Relaxed, modern and fashionable. Many of the

bar in the historic quarter of Saint-Pierre.

A young and fashionable wine bar. Comfortably

wines are available by the glass for tasting.

French and Italian wines take centre stage.

furnished. A laid-back place to enjoy wine.

8 Rue de la Devise www.aux4coinsduvin.com

19 Rue des Bahutiers www.lewinebar-bordeaux.com

8 Rue Saint-James www.winemoretime.blogspot.ch


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St émilion

Restaurants

Hotels Le Clos Mirande A short way out of Saint Émilion, chef Laurent

Le Clos du Roy

Supiot provides guests with culinary delights

This traditional restaurant in the heart of the

in his idyllic garden or beside the cosy fireplace

old town specializes in regional cuisine.

in the restaurant.

The dishes lovingly prepared by the young

Lieu-dit Mirande, 33570 Montagne www.leclosmirande.com

chef Nickhola Lavie-Cambot are a perfect accompaniment to Bordeaux wines. 12 rue de la Petite Fontaine www.leclosduroy.fr

Hostellerie de Plaisance A Relais & Châteaux hotel in the heart of

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Saint Émilion, very elegant and stylish. It is also one of the great gourmet temples of the region. The restaurant run by Philippe Etchebest has two Michelin stars. Place du Clocher www.hostelleriedeplaisance.com

L’Atelier Candale A little way outside Saint Émilion. A château tour and friendly gourmet restaurant rolled into one. The terrace is superb. Saint-Laurent-des-Combes www.chateau-de-candale.com

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Restaurant Le Tertre Château Grand Barrail Château Grand Barrail is a palatial hotel

A cosy, rustic atmosphere. In just a few years, Jean-Claude Kocher, former floor manager

Two enthusiasts, painter Philippe Dufrenoy and photographer Jean-Marie Laugery, reveal the ins and outs of Saint Émilion, a unique village that is classified with

at a starred establishment in Alsace, has made

its surrounding vineyards as a UNESCO World Herit-

situated a little way outside town, surrounded

his restaurant in Saint Émilion into a

age Site. The authors evoke the region’s history, archi-

by vineyards. It has a magnificent dining

favourite meeting place for gourmets and

room, as well as a spa to unwind in.

wine connoisseurs.

Route de Libourne www.grand-barrail.com

5 rue du Tertre de la Tente www.restaurant-le-tertre.com

tecture, cuisine and wine-growing estates, the striking characters (enthusiasts, artists…) and the landscapes. This book was published in 2011 by Editions Féret in Bordeaux.


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Interview: Annemarie Mahler

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Pièce unique Jean-Marc Jacot, CEO of Parmigiani Fleurier, has established a prestigious partnership with LALIQUE to design and build one of the world’s most precious table clocks. In the interview, he tells us the secrets behind the project.


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A professional life devoted to the watch industry: Jean-Marc Jacot, chief executive of Parmigiani Fleurier.

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How did this project with

What are the mechanical

LALIQUE come about?

features of the clock?

Silvio Denz and I share a friendship that goes

Quite apart from its aesthetic appeal, the out-

back many years. We met again after a gap of

standing feature of this clock is a mechanical

several years when I visited the LALIQUE fac-

one: the ingenious idea of placing the Maltese

tory. The idea of working on a joint project was

cross stopwork on the outside as a power re-

born during that visit.

serve indicator — an innovation that is patent protected to this day. The Maltese cross, which gov-

What made you choose a clock?

erns the winding system and acts as a barrel ro-

At Ateliers Parmigiani we were already working

tation counter, is a fundamental component of

on a 15-day clock. We chose a clock for the in-

the power reserve in all timepieces. This was the

tegrated crystal casing because, unlike a wrist-

first time it had been used directly to indicate

watch, it has a large surface area, making it the

the power reserve. Several mechanical devices

most suitable type of timepiece for this kind of

and setting wheels were previously required as

work.

intermediaries. By locating the Maltese cross on the outside and using it to display the movement

This is an exclusive limited edition.

on the barrel itself, the master watchmakers of

How many pieces do you plan on making?

Parmigiani Fleurier devised an elegant feature

There will be 46 in total: 15 clocks with blue

that is simpler in mechanical terms and more dir-

crystal, 15 with red crystal, 15 with colourless

ect. The scale and display of the power reserve

crystal, 1 with black crystal.

status are repeated around the barrel at an angle of 90°. A hand with four arms provides four suc-

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Who are the potential buyers?

cessive indications, ensuring that the informa-

The partnership between two exponents of qual-

tion is always visible, whether or not the barrel

ity craftsmanship makes it possible to address

is fully wound.

the clientele of both houses: those who admire watchmaking complexity and those fascinated by the beauty of LALIQUE crystal.

Parmigiani Fleurier LALIQUE Special Edition 15-day table clock.


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Parmigiani Fleurier The story of this luxury watch manufacturer

detail. Within just a few years, a completely

began in 1976 in the workshop where master

integrated watch manufacture was set up at

watchmaker Michel Parmigiani (born 1950) spe-

the service of the Parmigiani brand, thereby po-

cialized in the restoration of antique watches.

sitioning it at the forefront of the Swiss watch

To this day, he still takes on masterpieces con-

industry.

sidered beyond repair and gives them a new

The current chief executive Jean-Marc

lease of life. His outstanding knowledge and

Jacot, born in Le Locle in 1949, has devoted his

skills made such an impression on the Sandoz

professional life to the watch industry. Along-

Family Foundation that it entrusted him with

side Pierre Landolt, chairman of the Sandoz

the restoration of its huge collection of time-

Family Foundation, he has succeeded in turning

pieces and automatons. A few years later, the

Parmigiani Fleurier into a thriving business. In

Foundation decided to provide him with the re-

2004, he launched a partnership with Bugatti.

sources to create a brand of his own, backed up

The following year, he created an original com-

by vertically integrated production.

munication medium: the Parmigiani hot-air

This led to the creation of Parmigiani Fleurier

balloons. In 2006, he launched a collection

in 1996. The first collection of watches present-

of ladies’ watches. Most recently, in 2013,

ed the same year already reflected the brand’s

he has established a prestigious partnership

philosophy: limited editions, impeccable crafts-

with LALIQUE to design and build one of the

manship, exceptional quality and devotion to

world’s most precious table clocks.

www.Parmigiani.ch


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The charm of Park Weggis The beauty of the place, centred on two art nouveau buildings, captivates guests from the moment they arrive. After complete renovation of the two original buildings, the hotel was extend-

Enjoy Lalique in Park Weggis and fall under the magic crystal’s spell:

ed and modern Asian-inspired accents were added to contrast with the Art Nouveau architecture.

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femme” overlooks the bar, which has a breathtaking panorama of the Swiss Alps. The elegance and magic of the crystal, somehow warm and cold at the same time, is a perfect illustration of the contrast between traditional aesthetics and modern joie de vivre. What better way to finish

Park Weggis Under manager and host Peter Kämpfer, the five-star superior Park Weggis, a member of Relais & Châteaux and Swiss Deluxe Hotels, offers 52 exclusive rooms, three restaurants, a wine list that has won multiple awards and an exclusive Sparkling Wellness spa. The

the evening than in the noble and luxurious sur-

resort, which has direct lake access with a park and

roundings of the LALIQUE Caviar Bar? Particu-

private beach, and a heated outdoor pool, is about 30

larly if you are treating yourself to a touch of The Macallan in LALIQUE crystal, a 60-year-old whisky in a specially designed crystal decanter.

minutes by car from Zurich and Lucerne.

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Crystal Sound Crystal-clear sound, the finest craftsmanship and technology at its most demanding are what make the AeroSystem One Black L Edition stand out. The sound system was developed by electronic music pioneer and master of the synthesizer Jean Michel Jarre in a joint project with Lalique. Two worlds, which at first glance could hardly be more different, have come together to create a masterpiece. Thanks to the artful incorporation of LALIQUE crystals, the high-tech loudspeaker system has a unique casing, epitomizing Lalique’s exquisite craftsmanship. The centrepiece is the world-famous Art Deco motif “masque de femme”, created by René Lalique in 1935, surrounded by a cascade of water droplets. To create this piece, 13 master glass-blowers form, cut and black-polish crystal with their expert hands, producing a design that is emblematic of LALIQUE. The AeroSystem by LALIQUE is compatible with all iPod and iPhone models. It is available in a black or transparent finish.

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Jean Michel Jarre: composer, performer, music producer and designer.


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Writer: Annemarie Mahler

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The tale of an extraordinary artist who loved women and revolutionized the world of jewellery and perfume. René Jules Lalique (1860–1945) was one of the

René Jules Lalique was born in the little village

most significant artists of the 19th and 20th cen-

of Aÿ, in the Champagne region of France, on 6

turies. He was also one of the greatest industrial

April 1860. When he was two, his family moved

designers of his day, and an extremely success-

to the outskirts of Paris where, as a young gram-

ful entrepreneur. Earlier than any of his French

mar school pupil, he attended classes at the

contemporaries, he realized what limitless possi-

Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. After the

bilities the industrial revolution was going to

death of his father in 1876, the 16-year-old René

offer, in every conceivable field. Modern jewel-

started an apprenticeship with Louis Aucoc, one

lery is his invention. He was an influential fig-

of the most respected luxury jewellers in Paris

ure in the Art Nouveau movement and left his

at the time. From Aucoc, he gained a thorough

mark on Art Deco through his glassware. He

grounding in the art of jewellery manufacture.

never copied; his images were stylizations. He

Parallel to this, he continued to make progress

drew his creativity from the natural world. The

in his education at the Ecole Nationale des Arts

three “F” – Females, Flora and Fauna – under-

Décoratifs.

lay the elegance of his works. He had an affini-

From an early age, Lalique longed for free-

ty with plants and flowers. He observed reptiles

dom and independence. On his return from a two-

and birds; insects fascinated him. He was unin-

year course at Sydenham College in London, the

hibited in his decorative use of the female form.

young artist worked as a freelance draughtsman

He was a handsome man who loved women and

for well-known jewellers, including Cartier and

they, in turn, inspired his most beautiful works.

Boucheron. Then, in 1885, he took over the work-


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RenÊ Lalique, exceptional artist and talented industrialist. Portrait dating from 1903. Š Lalique SA


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shop of the jeweller Jules Destape on Place Gaillon

A successful jeweller

in Paris. There were changes in his private life, too: in 1886 he married Marie-Louise Lambert

From 1894, Lalique regularly took part in major

and, two years later, she bore him a daughter,

international expositions. His sophisticated cre-

Georgette. In 1888, Lalique moved out of his

ations from a wide variety of materials received

workshop at 24 Rue du Quatre-Septembre and

worldwide acclaim. He not only used gold and

created his first pieces of jewellery in chased

precious stones in his jewellery, but semi-pre-

gold, inspired by Japan and the ancient world.

cious stones, horn, ivory, enamel and glass. La-

In 1890 Lalique opened a shop of his own,

lique’s clients were members of the international

complete with workshop, on the fashionable Rue

aristocracy, leading politicians and artists. The

Thérèse near the Opéra. Here the young jewel-

greatest actress of the era, the world-famous

lery designer made his first essays in glass and

Sarah Bernhardt, was a keen admirer of his cre-

produced small vases and sculptures. The same

ations and purchased tiaras, combs, necklaces,

year he made the acquaintance of Augustine-

pendants and other bijouterie, both for her lead

Alice Ledru, or Alice for short. The daughter of

roles on stage and for personal use.

the sculptor Auguste Ledru, a friend of Rodin, be-

In 1900 the Exposition Universelle, held

came Lalique’s long-term companion. Soon they

in Paris, drew over 50 million visitors. Lalique’s

had a child, Susanne, who was born on 4 May

stand proved sensational, and he received a rush

1892. Although Lalique had parted from his first

of orders from all over the world. This resound-

wife, Marie-Louise, he only officially divorced her

ing success marked the climax of his career as

in 1898.

a jeweller. He was also awarded the distinction

René Lalique

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“I work tirelessly driven by the desire to achieve something new, to create something never seen before”

of the rank of an Officer of the Legion of Honour. One man of particular importance in René Lalique’s life was Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, as both client and friend. The great Armenian financial and oil magnate was a passionate collector. Between 1899 and 1920, he bought 150 art works and jewellery items from Lalique, which can now be admired in the collection of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Marc, the second child of René and Alice, was born on 1 September 1900. The couple got married in 1902 and settled into their splendid home, a grand newly built town house including a studio and exhibition rooms. In 1904 the couple visited the World’s Fair in St Louis, Missouri, USA. The next year, René Lalique opened his boutique on the Place Vendôme. On display was not only jewellery, but glassware manufactured to order on his estate at Clairefontaine, near Rambouillet.

New directions New horizons beckoned in 1907 as a result of Lalique’s meeting with the great perfumer François Coty, who requested him to design perfume bottles. Their cooperation proved highly successful and revolutionized the perfume industry. The bottles, flasks and vials Lalique de-


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Glass doors custom-made for the palace of the Japanese Imperial Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, near Tokyo: figurine motif in press-moulded glass, surround of wings and garlands etched by sandblasting on glass plates, nickel-plated steel mounting, 1932. “Marvellous Fountain”, designed by René Lalique for the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.


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Perfume bottles created by RenĂŠ Lalique between 1919 and 1944.

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Photos: Lalique SA

Arrived By 1925 Lalique had reached the pinnacle of his success. Now 65, he had found new happiness in his personal life with Marie-Jeanne Anère as his consort. In March 1925 they celebrated the birth of their son, Raymond and, two years later, the arrival of a daughter, Renée. On the professional front, René Lalique was almost overwhelmed with orders. He decorated ocean liners, the presidential train, buildings in New York, the town residence of fashion queen Madeleine Vionnet, the dining room of clothing designer Jeanne Paquin, the Orient Express, and the gigantic first-class dining room on the ocean liner “Normandie”, complete with glass walls and monumental chandeliers (1935). His glassworks produced outsize vases, light fittings, glasses and tableware, with glorious contrasts of transparent and frosted glass. Lalique designed fountains and shopping arcades on the Champs Élysées and glass doors for the Tokyo residence of the

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Japanese Prince Asaka Yasuhiko. But dining culture, vases and statues failed to hold René Lalique’s interest. In 1925 he devised his first radiator mascot for Citroën. In One of the “Femme Ailée” motifs for the balustrade in patinated bronze created by René Lalique for the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900.

signed and produced were little works of art, de-

the ensuing years, he created 27 different mod-

spite his use of mass production. For the first

els for Bentley, Bugatti, Hispano-Suiza, Rolls-

time, expensive fragrances were presented in at-

Royce and Voisin. Not for nothing was the period

tractive bottles which sold at relatively afforda-

known as the “roaring twenties”.

ble prices.

In 1935, after three decades on Place

Around 1905 René Lalique got to know a

Vendôme, Lalique moved premises again. He

Frenchwoman living in London and, in 1907,

opened a new shop on the Rue Royale, which

they had a son, René Le Mesnil. Fate then struck

is still there today. He spent the final years of

two blows in quick succession: in 1909 his wife

his life in his house with the famous glass doors

Alice died at the young age of 39 and, one year

in Paris. Painful rheumatism had deformed his

later, Lalique lost his daughter from his first

hands, and he could no longer draw. In 1940

marriage, Georgette.

the German Wehrmacht sequestered his glass-

In 1912 René Lalique staged his last jew-

works at Wingen-sur-Moder and shut it down.

ellery exhibition, deciding to dedicate him-

Days before his death, Lalique learned that the

self wholly to glass from then on. Shortly after

Allies had liberated the factory. Most important

the First World War, in 1919, he travelled to Al-

of all, the precious moulds had been saved and

sace-Lorraine in search of a suitable production

were preserved intact. René Lalique died on

site and a skilled workforce. He found what he

1 May 1945 and is buried in the Père Lachaise

was looking for in Wingen-sur-Moder, Alsace,

cemetery in Paris.

which had a tradition of glassmaking dating back to the 15th century. Here the master glassmakers could find the raw materials they needed, such as quartz sand, water and wood. In 1921 production was launched at Lalique’s Verrerie d’Alsace.


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“Femme Libellule”, brooch for bodice, in gold, enamel, chrysoprase, diamonds and moonstone, created in 1882.

“Forêt”, pendant for necklace, in glass, gold, enamel and baroque pearl, dating from around 1899 – 1900.

87 Hatpin with motif of wasps and field scabious, in gold, enamel, opal and diamond. Copenhagen, 1899 – 1900.


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Photos: Musée LALique

The museum focuses on LALIQUE’s manufacture at Wingen-sur-Moder and the production of glass and crystal.

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The Lalique Museum In July 2011, the LALIQUE Museum opened in Wingen-sur-Moder, to this day the site of LALIQUE’s only production facility. An exceptional building designed by the renowned Wilmotte firm of architects, the museum is cleverly integrated into the landscape. In a space of 900 square metres, it houses 650 objects created by René Lalique. In addition to the comprehensive permanent collection, the museum also holds regular special exhibitions. Next exhibition: Le monde aquatique de Lalique 16.05.2014 – 11.11.2014 Information Musée LALIQUE 40, rue du Hochberg F-67290 Wingen-sur-Moder, France Opening times: 1 April to 30 September: daily from 10 am to 7 pm 1 October to 31 March: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm The museum also opens on Mondays that are public holidays.

www.musee-lalique.com

General view of the Lalique Museum at Wingen-sur-Moder, Alsace, France.


THOSE WHO KNOW US, KNOW US THROUGH FRIENDS. WE LOOK OUT FOR OUR CLIENTS THE SAME WAY ONE LOOKS OUT FOR ONE’S FRIENDS. AND WE DO BUSINESS THE WAY ONE DOES WITH FRIENDS. CLEAR, CANDID AND CONSIDERED. OPEN AND SUCCESSFUL. FOR MORE THAN A 100 YEARS.

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The bank for private and business clients Basel, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Locarno, Lugano, Neuchâtel, Sion, Zurich www.cic.ch Member of the Crédit Mutuel-CIC-Group


The expertise of Lalique ranges from crystal to tableware and from jewellery to fragrance. With the creation of “Voyage de Parfumeur”, its series of home fragrances, Lalique unites the arts of fragrance and decoration and invites its admirers on an olfactory odyssey to a world of exclusive scents and stunning stopovers.

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Each scent highlights a raw material chosen from amongst the finest ingredients in perfumery and the most breathtaking locations.

Peuplier / Aspen Aspen - United-States

A ring of snowy peaks, winter sports, luxury chalets… This is what Aspen is associated with, as well as its forests of fir trees. However, Aspen is named after the aspen, an extraordinary tree which resists fire better than other species. But in Aspen, who could resist the appeal of a crackling chimney fire while snow is falling outside? The exhalations of cardamom, eucalyptus, cypress and cedarwood carry one’s nose in the sweet torpor of a winter’s evening.


Cuir / Leather Moscow - Russia

The Russian Tsars’ dashing soldiers, also known as hussars, had a habit to get ready for battle peculiar to their group: they polished their boots, belts and saddles with fragrant birch resin. As they moved from place to place, they spread therefore a characteristic smell, many times fantasized about... This smell has also turned into a source of inspiration for perfumers. In this scent, leather notes are surrounded by saffron flower, black suede and precious woods for a flashback in a mythical past one likes to reinvent.

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Bought, Sold, Let, Managed and Developed by Portman Heritage

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With over 25 years of experience in the Central London property market, Portman Heritage provides a professional service to both UK and International clients in one of the world始s most desirable and exclusive cities. For all of your selling, letting, management and development needs, please contact: Archie Riby-Williams

Tel: +44 207 487 4994 Mobile: +447717 183 183

Email: archie@portmanheritage.com Website: www.portmanheritage.com


| Worldwide

Just Opened Just opened: Zurich Lalique flagship store

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Bal Harbour

Erbil

Shanghai

9700 Collins Avenue, Suite 103, Florida 33154, Bal Harbour, USA TEL. (+1) 305 537 5150 balharbour@lalique.com

Shoresh Street facing Zein Telecom, Erbil, IRAQ TEL. (+964) 75 08 99 34 18

Shop 42, Level 2, Phase 2, ifc mall, 8 Century Avenue, Shanghai, CHINA TEL. (+86) 21 5034 2504

Casablanca 13 boulevard Abdelatif Ben Kadour, Quartier Racine, Casablanca, MOROCCO TEL. (+212) 522 94 29 91 infos@lalique.ma

Dubai Tdesign, Emaar Boulevard, Dubai, UAE TEL. (+971) 436 385 84 tdesign.boulevardCentralDubai@mailmac.net

Hong Kong Shop 2036-2036B, Level 2, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong Customerservice@Laliqueasia.com

London Harrods, 2nd Floor, 85-135 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL, UNITED KINGDOM TEL. (+44) 207 73 01234

Muscat G-34, Royal Opera Galleria, Royal Opera House, Shatti Al Qurum, Muscat, OMAN TEL. (+968) 2440 4240 lalique@omantel.net.om

Shanghai Shop 429, Level 2, IAPM, 999 Huai Hai Road Middle, Shanghai, CHINA TEL. (+86) 21 5456 1243

Zurich Talstrasse 27, 8001 Zurich, SWITZERLAND TEL. (+41) 44 212 02 22 boutique.zuerich@lalique.ch


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Lalique Boutiques Europe PARIS 11 rue Royale, 75008 Paris, France TEL. (+33) 1 53 05 12 81 shop.paris.rueroyale@lalique.fr

PARIS Carrousel Du Louvre, 99 Rue De Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France TEL. (+33) 1 42 86 01 51 Shop.paris.carrousel@Lalique.fr

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PARIS Printemps Hausmann 64 Boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris, France TEL. (+33) 1 42 82 64 33 Shop.paris.Printemps@Lalique.fr

Cannes 87 Rue D’antibes, 06400 Cannes, France TEL. (+33) 4 93 38 66 88 Shop.cannes@Lalique.fr

Strasbourg 25 Rue Du Dôme, 67000 Strasbourg, France TEL. (+33) 3 88 75 55 52 Lalique.strasbourg@Orange.fr

Wingen-Sur-Moder Musée Lalique –  40 Rue Du Hochberg, 67290 Wingen-Sur-Moder, France TEL. (+33) 3 88 89 08 14

Monte Carlo 17 – 19, Avenue De Monte-Carlo, 98000 Monte Carlo, Monaco TEL. (+377) 93 25 05 02 Laliquemc@Mc-Monaco.com

Zurich

Kiev

Talstrasse 27, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland TEL. (+41) 44 212 02 22 Boutique.zuerich@Lalique.ch

Basseinaya Street, 4 Mandarin Plaza, 1004 Kiev, Ukraine TEL. (+38) 44 235 11 60 Www.dio.ua

Geneva 65 Rue Du Rhône, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland TEL. (+41) 223 123 666 Contact@Touzeau.com

London 47 Conduit Street, London W1s 2Yp, United Kingdom TEL. (+44) 0 207 292 0444 Shop.london.cs@Lalique.fr

London Harrods 2Nd Floor, 85 – 135 Brompton Road, London Sw1x 7Xl, United Kingdom TEL. (+44) 207 73 01234

Berlin Kadewe, 4Th Floor, Tauentzienstrasse 21-24, 10789 Berlin, Germany TEL. (+49) 302 186 883 Shop.berlin.kadewe@Lalique.fr

Frankfurt Goethestrasse 37, 60313 Frankfurt, Germany TEL. (+49) 6 921 997 770 Shop.frankfurt@Lalique.fr

Moscow Nikolskaya 19/1, Moscow, Russia TEL. +7 (495) 933 33 74

North America New York 609 Madison Avenue, New York 10022, New York, Usa TEL. (+1) 212 355 6550 Newyork@Lalique.com

Beverly Hills 238 North Rodeo Drive, California 90210, Beverly Hills, Usa TEL. (+1) 310 271 7892 Beverlyhills@Lalique.com

Bal Harbour 9700 Collins Avenue, Suite 103, Florida 33154, Bal Harbour, Usa TEL. (+1) 305 537 5150, Balharbour@Lalique.com

Chicago 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 6129, Illinois 60654, Chicago, USA TEL. (+1) 312 867 1787 chicago@lalique.com

Las Vegas The Shops at Crystals, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 266, Nevada 89109, Las Vegas, USA Opening February 2014


| Worldwide

Asia Mumbai, Santacruz (East) G.10.11. Grand Hyatt Plaza, 400055 Mumbai, Santacruz (East), India TEL. (+91) 226 741 4400 Abhijeetlaliquedaum@Gmail.com

New Delhi Shop 201, Dlf Emporio Mall, 4 Nelson Mandela Marg Vasant Kunj, 110070 New Delhi, India TEL. (+91) 114 055 0880 Chrisspliid@Gmail.com

Bangalore Unit 103, 1St Floor, The Collection at The Ub City, # 24 Vittal Mallaya Road, 560001 Bangalore, India TEL. (+91) 804 211 0024 Glittex@Yahoo.com

Singapore 333A Orchard Road, #01 – 16 Mandarin Gallery, 238897 Singapore TEL. (+65) 61 002 124 Crystal@Lalique.com.sg

Hong Kong | Lalique Lounge M1, Baskerville House, N° 13 Duddell Street, Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong TEL. (+852) 2259 6641 Customerservice@Laliqueasia.com

Hong Kong | Lalique Maison Shop 104, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong TEL. (+852) 34 886 028 Customerservice@Laliqueasia.com

Hong Kong

Dubai

Ifc Shop 2040, Podium Level 2, Ifc Mall, Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong TEL. (+852) 2234 7333 Customerservice@Laliqueasia.com Mme Ponny Lau

Dubai Mall, First Level Star Atrium, Po 30069 Dubai, Uae TEL. (+971) 433 987 82 Lalique.dubaimall@Mailmac.net

Hong Kong Shop 2036-2036B, Level 2, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong Customerservice@Laliqueasia.com

Tdesign, Emaar Boulevard, Dubai, UAE TEL. (+971) 436 385 84 Tdesign.boulevardcentraldubai@Mailmac.net

Shanghai

Erbil

Shop 42, Level 2, Phase 2, ifc mall, 8 Century Avenue, Shanghai, CHINA TEL. (+86) 21 5034 2504

Shoresh Street Facing Zein Telecom, Erbil, Iraq TEL. (+964) 75 08 99 34 18

Shanghai Shop 429, Level 2, IAPM, 999 Huai Hai Road Middle Shanghai, CHINA TEL. (+86) 21 5456 1243

Middle East Manama Ashrafs W.l.l, Old Palace Road, Hoora, Building 63 Road 339, Block 318, Po Box 62, Manama, Bahrain TEL. (+973) 17 53 44 41 Giftware@Ashrafs.com.bh

Muscat G-34, Royal Opera Galleria, Royal Opera House Shatti Al Qurum, Muscat, Oman TEL. (+968) 2440 4240 Lalique@Omantel.net.om

Dubai

Africa Casablanca 13 Boulevard Abdelatif Ben Kadour, Quartier Racine, Casablanca, Morocco (+212) 522 94 29 91 Infos@Lalique.ma

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Award winning: SWISS Business with fully ďƒ&#x;at bed


Dining room. Living room. Bedroom. Legroom. Is it possible that a ight can be over too soon? In SWISS Business, it’s possible. You’ll enjoy Swiss cuisine, great entertainment and then a fully at bed on our intercontinental ights. For connections to over 70 destinations worldwide contact your travel agent or visit swiss.com


| Famous Words

René Lalique

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“Mieux vaut la recherche du beau que l’affichage du luxe… L’esprit reprend le pas sur la matière” “Better to strive for beauty than the ostentation of luxury… for the spirit to impose itself over the material”

TIMELESS Since 1888

Impressum Publisher: Lalique SA 11, Rue Royale, 75008 Paris, France

Managing Editor: Nina Freudiger

Print: Bechtle Druck, Stuttgart

Chairman and CEO of LALIQUE: Silvio Denz

Art Direction: Florian Spierling and Manuel Bächler,

Circulation: 40,000 Ex.

Head of communications: Cerise Guisez

Geyst AG, Zurich

Printed in January 2014

Translations: Peter Thomas Hill (English),

Account Executive: Sabrina Haldimann, Geyst AG, Zurich

Edition: Spring/Summer 2014

Diane Müller-Tanquerey, Boris Muller (French)

Proofreading: Lektorama, Zurich

Editorial Director: Regina Maréchal

Production Manager/Lithographs: Cube Werbung

www.lalique.com

E-Mail: communication@lalique.fr


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M ESURE ET DÉMESURE *

TONDA 1950

Rose gold Ultra-thin automatic movement Hermès alligator strap Made in Switzerland www.parmigiani.ch

* EXACT AND EXULTANT

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