Rene Lalique (1860-1945), Glass designer
As perfume became popular during the Edwardian times in Europe there was a need to “package” the expensive perfumes in something beautiful and this is where the exquisite glass designs of Rene Lalique came into being. Lalique was asked by Francois Coty to design bottles for his perfume collection, he created over 250 different perfume bottles for the leading French perfumeries which are now highly collectable, one empty bottle sold for $216 000!
He was not only known for his perfume bottles, but also vases, jewellery, chandeliers and clocks. In his lifetime he created works that fall into the categories of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. I think this work is stunning, but it isn’t to everyone’s taste.
Below are some examples of his perfume bottles and vases.
Some examples of his jewellery design