Lalique has launched a fabulous new collection that reinvents some of the company's iconic designs in a magical midnight blue shade
From celeste to ultramarine, blue has fast emerged as the colour of the season – but now the hue has just acquired a new dimension with the launch of Lalique’s Midnight Blue Spring and Summer 2014 collection.
Groundbreaking research into the use of pigments has allowed Lalique to create two new hues for its crystals - a rich amber and a magical, deep dark blue. (pictured here: the Tortue vase).
Lalique's Spring and Summer collection exploits the company's innovative pigment research to the full, reinterpreting some of the company's classic designs, such as René Lalique's 1933 Mossi Vase (pictured) in the new, entrancing blue shade.
Midnight blue and opulent amber put a fresh twist on the company's most iconic motifs, which are often inspired by nature - like the Medusa vase (pictured), whose fluid lines dotted with droplets evoke the image of undersea currents.
Beautiful nymphs rise from the deep blue background in this extraordinary vase of mythological inspiration.
This perfume bottle, also part of Lalique's Spring and Summer 2014 collection, combines the elegance of clear crystal with the depth of midnight blue.
The exquisite Nemours bowl now comes in clear, crystal, amber and midnight blue.
Alongside the midnight blue and amber ranges, Lalique's Spring and Summer collection also re-imagines two of the company's most extraordinary vases - Oran and Flamme - which are now available as limited editions. Oran (pictured) was designed by Lalique in 1927 and has a firm Art Nouveau flavour with its pattern of full, beautiful dahlias. The new edition is in clear crystal.
Flamme is another of René Lalique's timeless classics. Created in the 1930s, it was almost forgotten. Rediscovered through an official listing of Lalique's pieces, it was only recently authenticated and purchased by the company at auction. The crystal's wave pattern is underscored by black enamel, creating an extraordinary effect.
For more on Lalique's Spring and Summer collections, visit www.lalique.com.