The Saint-Louis Crystal Apollo Pendant Light and family.

The Saint-Louis Crystal Apollo Pendant Light and family.

Saint-Louis crystal

Unrivalled, dense, clear, sonorous and luminous, born of a ball of fire and the breath of man, Saint-Louis crystal vibrates with all the talent inherited from History and extraordinary creative fantasy inspired by current trends. Since 1829, Saint-Louis signs every day crystal creations - tableware, vases, chandeliers and lighting items - crafted by master glassblowers and cutters considered to be among the very best in France (“Meilleurs Ouvriers de France”). All possess irreplaceable knowledge and ancestral skills that have been enriched from generation to generation: crystal is mouthblown, hand-cut, hand-engraved and hand-decorated using 24-carat gold or platinum.

Saint-Louis is truly a manufactory of its time, a blend of tradition and innovation that never ceases to draw inspiration from contemporary artistic trends in order to renew and shape its identity. In the wave of creativity that swept through the early 20th century, between Art Nouveau and Art Deco, external designers brought their talents to bear at Saint-Louis, artists such as Paul Nicolas, Jean Sala, Jean Luce, Michel Colle and Maurice Dufrêne, to name but a few.

Saint-Louis is part of the Hermès group since 1995, and continues to call on the imagination and skills of designers who open the way to new uses for crystal – and so the tableware, decorative object and lighting collections are enriched by the creations of Eric Gizard, Hervé van der Straeten, Ionna Vautrin, José Lévy, Kiki van Eijk, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Paola Navone. They are both valuable and everyday objects, whose beauty magnifies the moments of pleasure and conviviality that grace our lives.


franque's carefully curated selection of Saint-Louis crystal

bubble hocks

Bubbles reinvigorated the art of creation of clear and coloured crystal within Saint-Louis. A mischievous stack of crystal marbles on the stem and bubbles dotting the parison, are the hallmarks of this original service from tableware to bar patterns.  $400 each

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les endiables

An astounding and explosive combination of parisons, created by José Lévy, results in a range of objects as stunning when they are upside-down as when they are standing rightside-up. Amusing compositions for these clever little objects, which can, according to your wishes, be just as easily used as a glass, a vase, a night light or a holder for bits and bobs.  $845 per piece.

Amadeus goblet

Amadeus towers over, and yet blends in elegantly with modern and refined tableware. Its curves, perched atop a slender stem, convey the essence of crystal in all its purity. $215 per piece.

 

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bubble flutes

Bubbles reinvigorated the art of creation of clear and coloured crystal within Saint-Louis. A mischievous stack of crystal marbles on the stem and bubbles dotting the parison, are the hallmarks of this original service from tableware to bar patterns. $400 each.

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Tommy hocks

After its brilliant showing at Versailles in 1928 at a legendary royal lunch, the Tommy service captured the symbolic essence of Saint-Louis. From its star base to its diamond cuts, bevels, chains, and bead-cut hurricanes, this collection showcases all the craftsmanship and dextrous brio of master glassworkers. $650 per piece.

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Set of 6 Tommy champagne flutes

After its brilliant showing at Versailles in 1928 at a legendary royal lunch, the Tommy service captured the symbolic essence of Saint-Louis. From its star base to its diamond cuts, bevels, chains, and bead-cut hurricanes, this collection showcases all the craftsmanship and dextrous brio of master glassworkers. $330 per piece.

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apollo pendant light

Born from the Thistle collection, the Apollo lighting collection - designed by Godefroy de Virieu and Stefania Di Petrillo - breaks away from classic norms to offer a playful and light-filled bouquet. Based on the Apollo ceremony glass’ paraison, an exceptional piece out of catalogue and manufactured only upon request, the pieces are ultra-contemporary objects, airy and poetic, decorated with enchanting constellations. $1100

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Twist 1586 Champagne Glass

Twist 1586, is an audacious collection of tasting glasses pairing aesthetics with technical expertise. Adorned with Venetian-style stripes, the parison reveals all the nuances of wine through a subtle play of light. With Twist 1586, it is the universal language of intuition that guides our connoisseur inclinations. $245 per piece.

Amadeus flutes

Amadeus towers over, and yet blends in elegantly with modern and refined tableware. Its curves, perched atop a slender stem, convey the essence of crystal in all its purity. $195 per piece.

*It is our pleasure to order in any Saint-Louis crystal outside of the ranges we stock, please send enquiries to info@franque.com.au