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Weird News In Alsace, the crystal in all its states in an exhibition that has been dreaming at the Lalique Museum

21:40  05 december  2022
21:40  05 december  2022 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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since 2012, the crystal works of the Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder in Alsace are presented for free to the public during the Christmas period. This year again, the tenth edition of the "Happy Cristal" event gives pride of place to a precious iridescent and protean collection, to see with family until December 31.

  En Alsace, le cristal dans tous ses états dans une exposition qui fait rêver au Musée Lalique © provided by Franceinfo

representations of fish, tigers, or Pandas proudly stand in the heart of the Happy Cristal exhibition presented in partnership with the Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder in Alsace. The name of Lalique is closely linked to the brilliance of the crystal since the foundation of the Lalique house in 1888. Over the course of a scenography that makes you dream, the public - composed essentially of families - will be able to discover this work of goldsmith, reflecting One of the symbols of French luxury.

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Glass and crystal are the basis of Lalique production in Wingen-sur-Moder which presents figurative or abstract subjects. The manufacture of a part on site can sometimes require up to 40 different steps. A work of patience, which attracts spectators from the other side of the planet. "This crystal, I have never seen this in China before. It is all these little details, all these colors that are incredible," says a tourist.

of the new and the old

René Lalique was, among other things, influenced by the Asian arts. A link that still continues today through contemporary creators. As witnesses of this woven link: crystal pandas, available in a limited edition, at a price of 15,000 euros are present in their writings. Or again, a reduced pink pig, created in 2019 on the occasion of the pig year in Chinese astrology: "It's quite strange, because crystal, generally, we don't want to hold it . I think it's her design in roundness and her little head. It pleases a lot, "explains Sarah Klein, mediator of the Lalique Museum.

In this annual meeting now installed, the crystal of yesteryear meets that of today. The historical collections started almost 135 years ago are enriched each year new creations. All this is visible until December 31st.

"HAPPY CRISTAL" / Free entry / Until December 31, 2022 at the Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder

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