1st May 2020 - 75th Anniversary of his death.
René Jules Lalique, 6 April 1860 – 1st May 1945, Paris,
French glass designer known for his creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewellery, chandeliers, clocks and automobile hood ornaments.
After working as a freelance artist, designing pieces of jewellery for French jewelers Cartier, Boucheron, Lalique opened his own business in 1890 and designed and made his own jewellery and other glass pieces. By
then Lalique was recognized as one of France's foremost Art Nouveau jewellery designers; creating innovative pieces for Samuel Bing's new Paris shop, Maison de l'Art Nouveau. He went on to be one of the most famous in his field, his name synonymous with creativity, beauty and quality.