Crystal And Golden Hirondelles Are The Focus Of This Chic Wallcoverings Collab

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Lalique x Fromental

Lalique and Fromental’s latest Hirondelles collection is set to make its U.S. debut this week at the Salon Art + Design fair, kicking off November 14.

Lalique, a leading maker of crystal glass in France, and Fromental, a London-based wallcovering atelier, combined forces to create a focal point far from your usual wallpaper. The backdrop is a hand-painted silk chinoiserie wallcovering embroidered with Lalique crystal. Accenting the feminine, floral pattern are crystal dahlias and hirondelles (swallows), luster-sprayed in 18-karat gold dust, that seemingly float above the design.

It’s said that founder René Lalique designed the dahlia pattern at the height of the Belle Epoque period, while the swallow was a continual source of inspiration for his designs. Appropriately, the bird is the anniversary symbol of the house’s 130th anniversary.

This Hirondelles collection is now available for purchase for custom order.

For more on Salon Art + Design, visit thesalonny.com.

A skilled craftsman perfects a crystal bird. A skilled craftsman perfects a crystal bird.

 

A Fromental wallcovering gets a Lalique crystal finish. A Fromental wallcovering gets a Lalique crystal finish.

PHOTOS: COURTESY OF FROMENTAL