Wingen tableware set
Creator: René Lalique
Property of the Lalique Museum
The factory set up by René Lalique in Wingen-sur-Moder in 1921, the Verrerie d’Alsace, was specialised in tableware. Lalique designed and produced over eighty sets of glasses. Wingen is one of the most symbolic, firstly because it is named after the village where the factory was established, and secondly because its smooth, clean lines are particularly characteristic of the Art Deco, movement of which René Lalique was a key figure.
By the way: A little time after the Verrerie d’Alsace began operations, René Lalique stated: I consider that, when an artist has found something beautiful, he must try to allow the greatest number of people possible to enjoy it.