|Orient Express panel (detail)
He also created glass doors with athletes for the French clothes designer Jacques Doucet home in Paris.
His passion was the glass. And to create beauty. Always with the highest quality. He had a workshop Place Vendome in Paris, created many glass objects for hospitals & drugstores (through a glass factory he transformed). He built his own glass factory in 1921 in Alsace (where the current Lalique Museum is located). This allowed him to distribute his creations to a larger audience, making them more affordable. He invented several techniques and process to work with glass, giving different finishes, or transparencies.
|Lalique biography by Félix Marcilak
Or on this vase from 1921, that was declined in several versions or colors, with archers looking for large birds.
For the International Exhibition in Paris, in 1937, with 44 countries participating, he created this medallion in glass, displaying 2 nude males holding their hands.
The year he died (1945) and was buried in the Paris Père Lachaise cemetery, his son started to work with cristal.
And it is with cristal that the Elton John Aids Foundation and Lalique worked together to raise funds, creating first a large lost wax original glass sculpture 'Angel' and some other pieces to be sold at a special auction in 2016, before to produce a limited serie available today.