Le rOi Soleil

Baccarat, 2016

Product Design | Lighting | Limited Edition | Animation

This spherical, contemporary chandelier connects to modern architecture, yet remains recognizable as a true Baccarat icon. Designed in 2016 as a tribute to the illustrious monarch Louis XIV, this exceptional light creation exists as a dazzling symbol of modernity. Staying true to the original design language of Baccarat's iconic ‘Zénith’ chandelier, this magnificent reinterpretation is an ode to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the manufactory artisans. With stretched and distorted branches, tassels and octagons, this dazzling reinterpretation of a Baccarat icon has inspired NY design critic, Dan Rubinstein, to emphatically state that “Tradition gets seriously warped at Baccarat.” Featuring softened angles and crystal shades with cut motifs that have been inclined to form to the curves of the chandelier, ‘Le Roi Soleil’ delivers an imposing promise of a new era of light.

Baccarat event launch during Salone del Mobile 2016.