René Lalique's work is admired throughout the world. In France, however, there are no museums specifically dedicated to it, but in june 2011 a new Lalique museum will open in Wingen-sur-Moder (Alsace).
This choice is not insignificant. Indeed, it was in this village that René Lalique chose to build his factory in the aftermath of the First World War. Situated in the heart of the Northern Vosges, a region with a long-standing glassmaking tradition, it is now the only place in the world where the brand's crystalware is produced. The museum has been created on the initiative of local communities. The Département of Bas-Rhin, Région Alsace, the Communauté de Communes du Pays de La Petite Pierre and the Municipality of Wingen-sur-Moder, which have joined forces to create the Syndicat Mixte du Musée Lalique, also take care of the funding of construction with a considerable contribution from the French State.
The new museum has 900 square meters and will present more than 550 works of art - drawings, jewelery, fragrance bottles, all imagines by the genius of Art Nouveau, René Lalique.
Until then, you can discover the new book The Art of René Lalique, flacons and powder boxes (498 pages) written by Christie Mayer Lefkowith. Her authoritative analysis reveals how René Lalique drew inspiration from nature, from literature and from various schools of art, and yet would always interpret these influences through his singular perspective.
Musée Lalique, rue de Hochberg, 67290 Wingen-sur-Moder. Website
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