UK, London. Lalique has launched the new ‘Eternal’ collection in collaboration with renowned British artist Damien Hirst. Employing the butterfly — a motif cherished by Hirst and Lalique alike — three different panel designs entitled Beauty, Love and Hope have been created.

A prevalent symbol of life, beauty and fragility the butterfly has been a historically significant source of creative inspiration and is of direct influence in this new collection. The Eternal collection embraces the shape of three different species of butterfly and presents them in twelve different colour schemes. This variance of colour and form is intimately linked to Marcel Duchamp’s belief that “it is the beholder who makes the picture”. Which panel relates to which emotion is entirely at the viewers discretion.

Founded in the late 19th century, Lalique is a homage to the life and work of Rene Jules Lalique. The Parisian glass designer rose to prominence during the art nouveau period where a focus on natural forms and structures perfectly mirrored his own passions; espoused elegantly through his floral glassware. Lalique’s passion was matched only by his skill and come 1930 he was widely regarded the most important designer of his time. The legacy of Rene Jules Lalique is now echoed through the creations of the Lalique brand, which includes four recreated, quintessential Rene Lalique designs.

Tourbillon vase

Inspired by the movement of a fern blossom in his native France, Rene Lalique imagined the Tourbillon vase. Developed and made contemporary, the Tourbillon has returned some 80 years after its original conception. With a newly developed, hand-applied blue patina, Lalique is looking to breathe new life into the coveted, classic Tourbillon. As well as a new blue patina, the Tourbillion now comes inlayed with black enamel and finds expression in new shapes and sizes.

Flora Bella

Redesigned in clear or blue dichroic crystal creating colour change and magnification, the new Flora Bella retains the colour gradation and impression of the original bowl but showcases these features in a new arrangement. Originally inspired by the flora and fauna of his surrounding countryside, Rene Lalique is said to have envisaged the Flora Bella on the first day of spring in 1930.

Flore & Anemone

Lalique, following the traditions of their namesake present an interpretation of Flore – Roman Goddess of nature and spring – crystalline and watching over foliage of anemone flowers. The anemone, which was a constant source of inspiration for Rene Lalique is now available as a small sculpture or votive to accompany Flore in her ceaseless spring.

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