Known for his love of precious materials, the pleasure he derived from playing with the laws of transparency and his desire to always elicit surprise with unexpected creations, Thomas Bastide has been working with Baccarat for over forty years. Spiral vases, asymmetrical pieces, tilted glasses... through each creation, the designer expresses his great creativity as well as his taste for innovation.
"TO ME, THE WHOLE REASON WE DESIGN TRANSPARENT, DENSE AND SPARKLING OBJECTS IS TO PLAY WITH THEIR OUTER SHAPES AND INNER FORMS TO CREATE CONFUSION, EVEN SURPRISE OR A TWO DESIGNS FULL OF MYSTERY."
The Manufacture no longer holds any secrets for this designer, who has signed more than 1,200 pieces presented by the House, including many "best-sellers": the Vertigo glass collection, the Oceania vase, the Spiral vase, the Abysse collection and the Diamond glasses unveiled in 2014. As a true sculptor of light, he designed the Louxor collection in 2010. With its powerful lines and subtle light reflections, the collection diffuses a captivating light. Now an icon of the House, Louxor is available in glasses, carafes and vases. More recently, he has transformed Baccarat's Octagon signature into a graphic vase with brilliant reflections.
BACCARAT BY THOMAS BASTIDE