Crystal City

by Natasha Wolff | June 6, 2013 12:00 am

Last night in New York City, Baccarat[1] unveiled an extraordinary 2,800 foot flagship store on Madison Avenue and hosted a champagne reception that also feted the brand’s 250th anniversary. The new boutique was designed by architect Rafael de Cárdenas[2], who broke away from his usual aesthetic of eye-popping hues and bold patterns and created a beautiful interior featuring Baccarat’s signature colors of gold and gray accented with dark wood panelling. The store is separated into three sections that highlight Baccarat’s different product categories: jewelry, home décor and lighting.

The opening night wasn’t entirely without casualties, however; a crystal glass fell and shattered during the festivities. But the guests gathered all agreed: It must be a sign indicating another 250 successful years for Baccarat. Mazel tov! The sestercentennial anniversary celebration will continue with the forthcoming opening of the Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York[3] in 2014 (in partnership with Starwood Capital Group and Tribeca Associates).

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