It being a gray and chilly day just seemed to add a bit of dramatic counterpoint to WAG’s midday assignment Nov. 9 in Manhattan.
Once inside The Seagram Building – a historic landmark whose interiors were designed by Philip Johnson, the architect behind The Glass House in New Canaan – the somberness was quickly left behind. It was, then, all about a dazzling luminescence.
That’s because WAG was invited to Lalique’s first-ever “Lifestyle Presentation,” where the legacy brand showcased introductions from all six brand “pillars,” including jewelry, decorative objects, fragrance, interior design, art and hospitality. The chic event was held in The Pool Lounge, which overlooks The Pool restaurant.
We heard about the creation process for some of Lalique’s newest additions, from the Aquatique crystal collection (which seemed to glow as you entered the space) to new jewelry collections including Trois Hirondelles, Eurydice and two new Cabochon Epis Rings.
We toured the stylish space filled with displays, impressed yet again by the Art Deco-inspired furniture and captivated by the new scents, all joining together to create an intoxicating step into the well-rounded, ever-sophisticated world of Lalique.
And the proverbial cherry on top? A chance to catch up with Silvio Denz, chairman and CEO of Lalique, who was in from Europe for the event. (WAG has had the pleasure of speaking with him at past Lalique events, notably during the 2013 introduction of Lalique Maison at the Lalique Interiors Showroom).
We’ll have a full story on these latest introductions in our January issue, where we’ll share details on where Denz sees Lalique – which moves ever forward while always respecting its 130-year history – going in the new year and beyond.
For more, visit lalique.com.
– Mary Shustack