Article originally published on March 22, 2020
Marcel Wanders and Baccarat have launched an amazing and luxurious Game-Collection at Maison Baccarat. This collaboration stands as an original take on the Game industry, and for the first time sits on a luxurious, elegant interpretation of strategy and honour. Without further ado, Paris Design Agenda would like to unveil this bold collection and its features!
Meet Jeux De Crystal, an amazing luxurious game collection that resulted from the collaboration of Baccarat and Marcel Wanders. It celebrates timeless quality, with the reinvention of the artifacts of history’s most iconic games brought into the contemporary moment. The collection includes five games – Backgammon, Checkers, Domino, Chinese Go, and Chess.
Each game design stands as an ode to both the enduring beauty of competition and the ingenuity, craftsmanship, and know-how of the manufacturer’s artisans of these prestigious designers. As you can see from the game collection, exquisite is the perfect word to describe each piece that features a special role in every part of the game.
Along with the board games themselves, a graphic coin carries a three-flower story – the French fleur de Lys, the Dutch tulip, and the flower that was drawn on the first board game ever found, The Game of Ur. Inspired by the tactics and physical flow of movements, each game features sharp elegant appointments of the appeal for victory and the heroic ways of defeat.
Designed with marble and crystal, the set is made from a familiar material combination of Marcel Wanders’ and Baccarat’s longstanding collaboration. Through the whole collection, you can perfectly see the elements that are part of each designer’s studio, which resulted in the most amazing collection you could ever see.
“Our wonderful relationship with Baccarat continues. Their history of crafting crystal with the highest standards inspired us to create this collection that makes an evening of games an event to remember,” said Marcel Wanders, reminiscing on the collaboration with the prestigious Baccarat.