Lalique

LALIQUE

Founded over a century ago by René Lalique in 1888, Lalique has endured as the ultimate symbol of French luxury. One of the jewels in the crown of France's crystal industry and recognised as one of the world's greatest glass makers and jewellery designers of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco period.

Discover the brilliance of exquisite French artistry melded with beautifully detailed craftmanship with the stunning Lalique glass collection.

Since René Lalique founded the brand more than 100 years ago, the illustrious name has endured as the ultimate emblem of French opulence. Lalique glass continues to remain synonymous with luxury and is renowned for its radiant crystal creations.

Our selection of Lalique glassware is an exclusive treasure trove of pure excellence. From sparkling René Lalique jewellery to inviting perfumes, we have a full range of sumptuous crystal glass gifts for her and for him.

We supply an assortment of fine furnishings, home décor and accessories, featuring striking crystal chandeliers, glass vases and bowls and exquisite sculptures. David Shuttle also offers to complete your luxury dining experience and wow guests with the Lalique barware selection.

Lalique glass is high quality defined. Supplying a splendid choice of home accessories, furnishings, gifts and crystal jewellery, Lalique offers the perfect combination of luxury goods. It’s this unique mix where Lalique’s quality is wholly unsurpassed.

David Shuttle has a fantastic selection of René Lalique’s iconic crystal masterpieces, delicately manufactured in the Alsace Glassworks, France. This ensures the quality of Lalique glass is of the highest standard, complete with an utterly flawless finish. Whether you choose a Lalique vase, chandelier or jewellery piece, you will receive absolute perfection.

We carry an enormous array of Lalique glassware in stock to satisfy our customer’s needs. Popular items include the ever-growing Lalique glass animals collection, featuring the timeless Lalique Fish. We also have the latest crystal home accessories, including the opulent Lalique bowl and vase range to perfectly complement your interior design.

If you’re searching for a gorgeous gift for her or for him, we additionally have a superior assortment of René Lalique jewellery. Dazzling crystal rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings and brooches are all available to order. We love the crystal coral Lalique Dragonfly brooch and the classic romantic red Heart Pendant. Plus, for the modern gentleman we have a stylish selection of glass cufflinks.

Or you can immerse yourself in the aromatic indulgence of Lalique perfume. Whether you’re looking for floral fruity undertones or intense woody notes, Dave Shuttle supplies ladies’ perfumes and men’s fragrances which will make the perfect present.

Exquisite hand-crafted crystal gifts delivered from France directly to your door. The Lalique glass gifts and home collection from David Shuttle.

MORE ABOUT LALIQUE GLASS

Today, René Lalique is renowned for his exquisite crystal glass creations, from jewellery and perfume bottles to chandeliers and sculptures. But his story began more than 100 years ago when the Lalique style was born.

Lalique began as an artistic gesture designed to coincide with distinctive glass crystal. The style was intended as one which would be renowned for its powerfully symbolic sculpturing. Lalique glass would then be finished with clear and matt crystal.

These unique characteristics would combine to form a soft, feminine and natural identity with great Art Nouveau and Art Deco inspiration. Lalique also became the only crystal company to fuse 400°C lead and sand, metamorphosing raw material into exquisite works of art.

RENÉ LALIQUE LIFE AND EDUCATION

Born on 6 April 1860 in Ay, a small French village, René Jules Lalique founded his own glassware firm – the same successful and celebrated Lalique brand we know today.

René Lalique studied art and design from an early age, inspired by his hometown. Although his parents moved to a suburb of Paris when he was aged two, Lalique travelled to Ay for summer breaks. These holidays influenced the Lalique glass recognised today and encouraged his naturalistic style.

Lalique entered the College Turgot when he was twelve years old in 1872, where he studied drawing and sketching. But when his father died two years later, Lalique became an apprentice of an established goldsmith, Louis Aucoic, in Paris while attending evening classes at the Ecole des arts décoratifs. He later moved to London in 1876 to join the Sydenham Art College.

ART NOUVEAU GLASS JEWELLERY DESIGNER

Lalique improved his graphic design skills at college, developing his natural artistic approach. He returned to France and worked as freelance crystal artist, creating jewellery pieces for luxury brands like Boucheron and Cartier.

By 1885, René Lalique had opened his own business. As well as his classic crystal jewellery pieces, he also created elegant and timeless glass pieces.

One of his most notable achievements includes designing an innovative collection for Samuel Bing’s Maison de l'Art Nouveau. He became one of France’s foremost Art Nouveau jewellery designers – one of the most famous in his field – and Lalique glass became synonymous with excellence, imagination and beauty.

LALIQUE THE GLASSMAKER

By the 1920s, Lalique was also well known for his famous Art Deco works. His most distinguished designs include the lit glass walls and coloured crystal columns of the SS Normadie. Lalique additionally worked on the interior of St. Matthew’s Church, Jersey, including the screens, cross and font. Today, the building is known as Lalique’s Glass Church.

René Lalique continued to remain influenced by his time spent in Ay, with his experiences strongly defining his later works. Many of his crystal jewellery pieces are characterised by nature, featuring flowers, plants and flowing oceanic lines. Lalique’s granddaughter, Marie Claude-Lalique (1936), was also a glassmaker who was influenced by nature in her own art.

On 5 May 1945, René Lalique was buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France. Established as one of the world’s greatest glassmakers and jewellery creators of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, René Lalique was an imaginative and creative artist, designer and industrialist in all his work. It was said of Lalique, ‘his work frankly bears the mark of our complicated civilisation, a thirst for elegance, novelty, comfort and luxury.’