Did you know that crystal is a form of glass that must contain at least 24% lead oxide for it to be called crystal? It was after René Lalique’s death in 1945 that his son Marc began to adopt crystal in preference to glass.

Lalique: the name lives on

The museum’s “Crystal” space houses pieces by Marc Lalique, his daughter Marie-Claude and the current Lalique design studio. You’ll see works that marked their era, such as the famous L’Air du temps Nina Ricci perfume bottle and the 1992 Winter Olympic medals.

Tribute to the men and women who produce Lalique

Get a feel for the skills and know-how still used today at Wingen-sur-Moder, thanks to a touch-screen table  presenting the various stages of production of the Bacchantes vase. And a  7-minute multi-screen film  takes you into the heart of the Lalique factory (it is not possible to organise factory visits).

End your visit with the Lalique, Sculpteur de Cristal film, which you can see in the auditorium. From the design studio to the completion of the finished object, the film shows the complete process through a series of interviews. (26 minutes – in French)

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