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Baccarat: THE FRENCH GLORY 巴卡拉:低调的辉煌

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By Vicco Wu

Baccarat has a 250 anniversary party during the Milano Design Week in the San Carpoforo Cathedral to show her history and art value.
巴卡拉(Baccarat)于今年米兰设计周期间,在建于公元九世纪的San Carpoforo教堂举办展览会,庆祝品牌250周年,展现其辉煌的历史及完美的艺术价值。

May/June 2014

The story goes back to 1764. King Louis XV ordered to build a glass factory in Lorraine.As the modernest crystal factory, Baccarat’s charming features attract Kings, celebrities and artists. Baccarat becomes the symbolism of French art of life in a long history.

Baccarat has luxury taste, such as the Harcourt which is used by King Louis xviii, Nicholas II of Russia’s candelabrum and crystal art which belongs to the India Maharajah. The history of Baccarat is the history of technique and aesthetics in France. This history Witness the industrialization and globalization in 19&20 centry.

The brand value of Baccarat is ‘Handmade, Art, Heritage’. There are 25 of their workers award the honor of ‘Best Artisan’ in France. Western people take the manner of table in a very serious way, and this culture also fit the value of Baccarat. For the heritage, the set of Baccarat means a bunch of family spirit one generation to another

Baccarat has three series: Chandelier, Tableware and Jewelry, and the series of jewelry develops so fast. Moreover, in China, much more young people are have interests than the European, but the Chinese like to pick a special single inot the whole set.

一切的开始要回溯到1764年,法王路易十五下诏,在法国洛林区巴卡拉小镇设立一玻璃工厂,传奇就此拉开序幕——作为当时世界上最先进的水晶制造厂,250年来巴卡拉的魅力吸引全世界君王、领袖、名人和艺术家的目光,在悠久的岁月中持续成长、突破,最终成为法国生活艺术的象征。

从第一组法王路易十八所委托订制的哈酷(Harcourt)水晶杯器,到俄国沙皇尼古拉二世的宏伟烛台,还有印度大君委托的特质水晶品,巴卡拉总是散发出独一无二的尊爵品味。翻开巴卡拉的历史,正如一部集法国工艺、技术精进及美学之大成;纵观巴卡拉的历史,就像是两个多世纪以来法国政治、文化、经济的回顾,包含19世纪工业化及其后步入21世纪全球化的演变。

“手工、艺术、传承”这三大特征正是巴卡拉的品牌价值。巴卡拉极其注重手工工艺,其水晶工厂拥有25位荣获“法国最佳工匠”称号的工人,位列法国之最。西方有着浓厚的餐桌文化,讲究摆桌,而这一艺术生活的文化正是源自法国王室与巴卡拉,逐渐蔓延至贵族与富裕阶层。至于传承,巴卡拉的水晶跟银餐具一样可以世代相传,成为家族精神的传承。

巴卡拉的产品共分为三大系列:水晶吊灯(Chandelier)、餐饰(Tableware)和首饰(Jewelry),首饰系列是最近几年才开发出来的,却增长很快。在中国,喜欢巴卡拉的人群年龄层次要比欧洲低一些,他们更喜欢选择不同款式的巴卡拉水晶进行混搭,而不是整套购买,以彰显个性。

1. Spirale has huge body, and the progress is one take, which is so amazing.
Spirale花瓶有着硕大的身形,一次手工浇注成型,让人惊叹巴卡拉工艺的精湛。

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2. The Sunshine, which is designed by George Chevalier whom is the first special designer in Baccarat. The Sunshine has only 25 set in the world, and the original piece is kept in the Marilyn Monroe’s Manhattan’s apartment.
乔治·谢瓦利埃是巴卡拉第一位专门的设计师,他设计的“太阳之光”堪称经典。为庆祝巴卡拉诞生250年,品牌复刻了这一设计,全球限量25件。该作品的原作曾被著名影星玛丽莲·梦露悬挂于纽约曼哈顿的公寓中。

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3. This chessboard named “The king’s Chess” has only 50 sets, and it is made by the Nendo which is leaded by a Canadian born Japanese designer.
当今最炙手可热的加拿大籍日裔设计师佐藤大率领Nendo事务所为巴卡拉打造出这款名为“王者棋局”的国际象棋,全球限量50套。棋子由巴卡拉的经典之作“哈酷”水晶杯演化而来。

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4. The famous series is Harcourt is made in 1841, the wine glass has the logo of Baccarat, and which is stand of the royal and humanity culture. The morion version of Harcourt is designed by famous designer Philippe Starck.
巴卡拉最具代表性的哈酷(Harcourt)水晶酒具诞生于1841年,酒杯上有着巴卡拉视觉正字标记与盾徽,170年来一直是向诸王、皇帝、教皇、大诗人等敬酒的贵重之物,独具皇室底蕴,象征皇室血统与人文精湛艺术的仪式感被延续至今。经设计鬼才菲利普·斯达克(Philippe Starck)的创意,哈酷有了黑水晶的版本,更显尊贵。

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Baccarat has a 250 anniversary party during the Milano Design Week in the San Carpoforo Cathedral to show her history and art value.
巴卡拉(Baccarat)于今年米兰设计周期间,在建于公元九世纪的San Carpoforo教堂举办展览会,庆祝品牌250周年,展现其辉煌的历史及完美的艺术价值。

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