MARCEL WANDERS PRESENTS LE ROI SOLEIL
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MARCEL WANDERS PRESENTS LE ROI SOLEIL

A ROYAL TRIBUTE UNVEILED AT MAISON BACCARAT IN RUSSIA:

Last month,Marcel Wanders personally presented his beautiful chandelierLe Roi Soleil’ at the Maison Baccarat in Moscow, which pays tribute to the eminent French monarch Louis XIV.

This lighting piece is a mesmerizing reinterpretation of Baccarat’s exemplary ‘Zenith’ chandelier, which was first launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan earlier this year.

Le Roi Soleil, by Marcel Wanders (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

Le Roi Soleil, by Marcel Wanders (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

Marcel softened the edges and re-designed the contours of the ‘Zenith’ chandelier to form twisting branches, tassels and octagons into a circle of light.

Marcel Wanders & Gabriele Chiave, Creative Director, with ‘Le Roi Soleil’ chandelier (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

Marcel Wanders & Gabriele Chiave, Creative Director, with ‘Le Roi Soleil’ chandelier (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

Marcel states that “by softening angles, adorning the crystal shades with cut motifs and inclining them to form the curves of the chandelier, we were able to create a shining symbol of modernity.”

The New Antique vase by Marcel Wanders (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

The New Antique vase by Marcel Wanders (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

This incredible lighting piece was accompanied by a small table, inspired by the ‘New Antique’ vase, which was created by the Dutch designer back in 2014. Marcel transformed the vase by turning it upside down and adorning it with a white marble top.

The New Antique table, by Marcel Wanders (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

The New Antique table, by Marcel Wanders (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

When lit-up, the tables appear suspended in mid-air creating an enchanting aura that transforms the room in which they are in.Additionally, these vases come in clear, red, dark or blue crystal spreading their light into the infinite space.

Le Roi Soleil chandelier, detail, by Marcel Wanders for Baccarat (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

Le Roi Soleil chandelier, detail, by Marcel Wanders for Baccarat (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

“These vases reveal all the dedication of baccarat craftsmen to their art. The process of collaborating with the manufactory to create these vases in different colours was as challenging as it was rewarding,” states Gabriele Chiave, Creative Director.

Le Roi Soleil chandelier, detail, by Marcel Wanders for Baccarat (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

Le Roi Soleil chandelier, detail, by Marcel Wanders for Baccarat (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

Marcel Wanders has long been a champion of carving new ways of designing, and his creations continue to march under that same brand ethos – from fantasy-sourced interiors to masterpiece Personal Editions, he challenges the norm and looks at an object from different angles before he turns it into an exquisite piece of design.

Le Roi Soleil chandelier and the New Antique table, by Marcel Wanders for Baccarat (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

Le Roi Soleil chandelier and the New Antique table, by Marcel Wanders for Baccarat (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)

From paper to solid materials, the designer inserts his artistic spirit and whimsical approach to design in order to create truly exceptional objects. To find out more about what inspires Marcel Wanders, read our full interview.

 

 

 

 

 

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