Lalique’s crystal door

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2012-03-23 13:20

René Lalique's door from inside looking out
René Lalique's door from outside

Designing his Paris home and showroom back in 1902, René Lalique made sure guests and friends would step right into the Lalique world as they were about to push open the door into the building.

The building's Art Nouveau style is clearly identifiable by a glimpse at the façade and its pine tree sculptures. The Lalique touch discreetly becomes overwhelmingly present as you approach the entrance. Sculpted crystal tiles extend the pattern on the stone façade. 

Pine tree branches sculpted in crystal seem to cover the door, thus creating a sense of depth. And pushing open the door feels like penetrating under the cover of pine trees, into a different world.

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