French crystal maker Baccarat presented their Bon Jour Versailles collection of lamps last night. It is a collaboration between Baccarat, Italian lighting manufacturer Flos and designer Philippe Starck. The pleated lampshade that allows for the diffusion of warm light, comes from a unique LED Edge Lighting technology developed by Flos crowned with a chrome plate. The stand’s lines are reminiscent of the Maison Baccarat most iconic piece, the “Versailles” candle-holder.
“At the Palace of Versailles, the Sun King was bored. One day he had the vision of a flash of lightning, new and magical, other than his own sunlight illuminating his Hall of Mirrors. He dreamed of it, and even made it his coat of arms. A few centuries later, Flos and Baccarat made it reality, combining the highest technology to their timeless know-how. And History became modern.” Philippe Starck