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The Great Ginkgo

World-renowned French crystal house Lalique presents exceptional lighting in the spirit of Art Deco with the truly decadent Ginkgo collection.

The traditional French companies, Lalique and Delisle have collaborated to create light fittings in bronze and crystal. Founded only a few years apart, the two heritage firms present Ginkgo, a lighting collection inspired by a chandelier from the 1930s, which was designed for the Hotel Intercontinental and pulled out of the archives of Delisle combining the haute couture know-how of the master of crystal with the master of bronze and iron art.
Ginkgo consists of chandeliers, ceiling lamps, wall sconces and a table lamp all featuring pure clean geometric forms in an Art Deco spirit.
The sparkle of satin finished crystal meets the precision of engraved bronze lines. Throughout history artists have always been fascinated by the aesthetics of ginkgo biloba, an Eastern sacred tree, which is a symbol of longevity, hope and prosperity, which is often called ‘tree of a thousand crowns’ in reference to the golden rain of its leaves in autumn.
Delisle was the perfect partner for Lalique as the two have much common ground with both companies moving forward, adapting to changing times without forgetting their history or heritage. Rene Lalique was an artist of genius whose creations are unquestionably works of art.
Since then, it has been Lalique’s great pride and privilege to work with great figures of contemporary art such as Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst and Terry Rodgers, as well as architects of world renown including Mario Botta and the late Zaha Hadid.
Paris, City of Light, owes a lot to Maison Delisle. It has created and made or restored large numbers of lights for the historic sights of the city: from the street lamps of Place de la Concorde to the grand chandeliers made for Yves Saint Laurent, but also for the Elysees Palace, Les Invalides, the Versailles Opera and the Grand Trianon, not forgetting the lanterns of the Palais-Royal, designed at the end of the 19th century.
Nowadays, most of Delisle clients are interior designers working for a demanding private clientele, the most prestigious international hotels, restaurants and stately homes. As with Lalique, both companies place their skill and know-how at the service of decorators and designers, to help them create the interiors the clientele wants.
Combining the crystal purity and harmony in shapes, Ginkgo shows rigor in design, perfect proportions and the search for excellence in every detail. Each piece displays handcrafted precision, the collection is a result of a dialogue between the eye and the hand, the study of technical solutions in search of the most beautiful effects which embody the core values of the two great houses – luxury, excellence and creativity.

Lalique Boutiques London:

47 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2YP
0207 292 0444 | shop.london.cs@lalique.fr

42 Burlington Arcade, London W1J 0QJ
0207 079 8600 | shop.burlington@lalique.fr


Images: (from left to right) Gingko Ceiling Lamp, © Lalique SA, Gingko Wall Sconce and Gingko Chandelier.

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