The Baccarat Story
Named after the French town in which it was founded, Baccarat glassworks was established in 1764 by Bishop Louis de Montmorecy-Laval. King Louis XV gave his seal of approval and away Baccarat went, producing window panes, mirrors and stemware. In 1816, the game changed with the introduction of crystal.
By 1823, Baccarat was the leading crystalworks in France. These days, Baccarat retains that reputation, with their line of crystal jewelry, accessories, home decor and lighting. In 2003, their headquarters moved to Paris. The Baccarat House boasts a dazzling interior designed by renown lighting and furniture designer, Philippe Starck.
Why We Love Baccarat Lighting
A lengthy and storied past keeps Baccarat lighting mindful of ensuring a lengthy future. To that end, Baccarat is constantly experimenting and seeking input from the best young designers to keep their product line fresh. They also seek to make all of these new products shimmering and long-lasting. A well-established high level of quality is ensured by the skills of 25 Milleurs Ouvriers de France (Best French Craftsmen), skilled artisans who bring all the latest designs, as well as some of the classics, of Baccarat chandeliers and other pieces to sparkling and sturdy life.
Fun Facts About Baccarat
Baccarat remains quite proud and respectful of its legacy. It stores and maintains 65,000 molds and 200,000 drawings dating back to the very beginning of the company.
Noteworthy Lighting from Baccarat
Make a bold statement in any space with the Baccarat Ellipse 16-Light Chandelier. This stunning crystal chandelier was designed by Arik Levy and features 16 points of light with optional taffeta shades. The Mille Nuits Pendant makes an elegant presence in luxurious dining rooms with a tulip-shaped shade giving it the appearance of a blooming flower. Finally, look to Philippe Starck's Our Fire Candle Holder for a crystal candlestick that resembles the familiar shape of a classic table lamp.