René Lalique Remix
Seeking inspiration for the times
26 June – 5 September 2021
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
An exhibition featuring custom jewelry and glass objects designed by René Lalique (1860-1945), French master of Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles, is on view at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum through 5 September.
Highlights of the René Lalique Remix Exhibition
The show represents a fascinating opportunity to rediscover Lalique’s masterpieces in an elegant Art Deco setting of the former residence of Prince Asaka. The mansion built in 1933 – adorned with Lalique’s glass reliefs and chandeliers – along with its lush green garden comprises the current Teien Museum.
◆ Custom jewelry of Lalique
Among roughly 120 Lalique pieces gathered from public and private collections in the country are twenty pieces of custom jewelry created in the 1880s and 1900, along with two pieces of design drawings by the French master.
◆ Lalique works seen in natural light
In this show, most splendid pieces of Lalique can be seen in the natural light coming through the window panes, with a glimpse of the verdant garden.
◆ Lalique’s Art Deco and Art Nouveau splendours in a new light
Continue your visit to the modern wing of the museum, which displays around 30 works by Lalique in a whole different setting designed by the Japanese architect Hideyuki Nakayama.
The space looks like a picture-book house decorated with Lalique glass reliefs and objects, in a stark and fascinating contrast with the historical main building.
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