Baccarat Crystal is leading French and world most prestigious manufacturer of fine crystal glassware located in Baccarat, France.
The company has been setting the highest standards of design and production for over two hundred years to maintain its leadership in the world of decorative art.
Baccarat crystal products became particularly popular in the second half of the XIX century, characterized by an excellent technical level of performance and a special feature of the cutting. In 1854 Baccarat products were awarded a gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris. Among the admirers of Baccarat were Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, the Imperial family of Japan, as well as several generations of the royal Romanov family.
The Paris headquarters of Baccarat is located near the Arc de Triomphe in the city palace of 1895, where since 2003 trading halls, museum, restaurant and administration are located. All this is furnished and supplied by the designer Philippe Starck. The manufacture is located in the most eastern corner of France in Baccarat in Lorraine, a small provincial town with a population of almost 4700 people, where a crystal workshop was founded in 1764. For 250 years Baccarat has been constantly innovating new concepts and combining the creative input of the best young talents and most outstanding designers such as Philippe Stark and Marcel Wanders.
Baccarat is the only one of three French crystal manufactories with its own workshops in all key areas such as engraving, gilding, electrical engineering and bronze assembly.
The virtuoso technique of decoration, which reached the level of genuine masterpieces in many products, allowed Baccarat (Baccarat) to execute commissions for Guerlain, Coty, Houbigant, Bourgeois.
Baccarat constantly presents new collections and a catalogue with more than 2000 permanent works. Nowadays Baccarat produces more than 3,000 items of crystal products: marvelous glasses, luxurious crystal silhouettes, elegant trays, majestic cups, chic chandeliers, fantastic crystal copies of world masterpieces and sculptures, elegant jewelry, pompous chandeliers.
Nowadays Baccarat is almost synonymous with " luxury crystal".