For the first time at Baccarat, Stefano Poletti has devoted his time to a surprising game: reinventing the shine and gloss in precious jewels. Necklaces, pendants, earrings… His creations gorge themselves on light, holding it for a moment before it’s released and ricochets off into infinity.
Private equity firm Axa sold the Lorraine based crystal producer Daum on the 11th of May to the holding company of businessman Prosper Amouyal, Financière Saint-Germain, which has already taken over the manufacturer Haviland and half of Lalique.
Swarovski is expanding into the horological sector. Presented at an advance preview in Bale, the first collection is no half measure, consisting of forty-five models in various shapes and innovative designs. The range proves once again that Swarovski is not lacking in daring.
Staff learnt on Wednesday March 18 that the crystal glassworks Lalique, taken over a year ago by the Swiss group Art & Fragrance, is closing its site in Combs-la-Ville (Seine-et-Marne) and focusing on its activities in Wingen-Sur-Moder in the Rhine basin.
Ireland's Waterford Wedgwood, whose luxury tableware was once a mainstay of wedding gift lists worldwide, has called in receivers and placed two of Britain's most venerable china makers into administration.