The fabulous home of Baccarat, redesigned by the world renowned Architect Philippe Starck, is located in Paris’ posh 16th arrondissement in the famous and historic Hôtel de Noailles.
Dazzling and scintillating, the Baccarat Museum and showroom’s previous aristocratic owners hosted world-renowned receptions. Starck’s decor is other-worldly; it features a crystal chandelier sunk in an aquarium of water, a two metre high glass chair, “talking” Baccarat vases that make use of holography and a non-stop soundtrack, as well as signature crystal pieces including glassware once used by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Pope John Paul II, and monumental pieces such as the Czar Nicholas II’s candelabra. They also have limited-edition collections created by famous designers such as Georges Chevalier, Ettore Sottsass, Roberto Sambonet, Van day Truex and Marcial Berro. There are examples of crystal chairs and tables once ordered by Maharajas for their palaces in India.
Since 1764, Baccarat has been fashioning marvelous objects in crystal, including exceptional pieces created for the 19th- and 20th-century World’s Fairs. The Baccarat Museum contains a remarkable collection, attesting more than two centuries of unparalleled creativity, from beautifully simple to amazingly sophisticated masterpieces, including crystal jewelry and decorative arts pieces. Whether a collector or a crystal lover, you will learn about the styles and techniques of the finest in crystal making. Until April 26th, they have the most exquisite collection of 1920s perfume bottles and lamps from the private collection of Christie Mayer Lefkowith. If you’re an art-deco, art-nouveau fan, this is the place for you!
The magnificent Noailles ballroom is registered as a historical monument. Their restaurant, the Crystal Room, is one of the finest in Paris. Also designed by Starck, its atmosphere is spectacular, the place is decked out with 23 crystal chandeliers and velvet seating and the food is renowned.
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