René Lalique : introduction
A little introduction and presentation of René Lalique who is my favorite among the creators of Art Nouveau jewelry.
René Lalique is recognized as one of the most important jewelry designers of French Art Nouveau.
While keeping the sources of inspiration of Art Nouveau, fauna and flora - including the peacock, various insects and sometimes a fantastic bestiary - he innovated by using materials little used for jewelry at that time: glass, enamel, leather, horn, mother-of-pearl, often preferring semi-precious stones to precious stones. The introduction of volume in jewelry is facilitated by his knowledge of modeling. He designs his models, having them made by a team of chasers, sculptors and enamellers that he carefully recruits.
René Lalique not only created models, he also built a factory in Wingen-sur-Moder, in order to manufacture them in large series, and filed patents on many manufacturing techniques (pressed-molded glass, double-sided glass background).
It also creates aesthetic effects: satin Lalique and opalescent glasses.