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Harlequin News

One of the joys of working with so many specialists in an ever evolving design world is that things never stand still - there is always news. So our news pages are here to help you keep abreast of new products, collection launches and industry gossip.

24.07.2015

Saint Louis launch Les Trois Mondes

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    Les Trois Mondes vase flat cords cut
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    Les Trois Mondes vase flat cords cut
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    Les Trois Mondes vase horizontal bevel cut
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    Les Trois Mondes vase
  • Saint-Louis-les-trois-mondes-vase-serrated-bevel-cut-lifestyle-harlequin-london
    Les Trois Mondes vase serrated bevel cut
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    Les Trois Mondes vase serrated bevel cut

Within the crystal works, there are only 6 glassmakers who master the doublé technique. It consists in coating layers of glass over each other, including one coloured one. Brought to the center stage with this collection of three exceptional vases, this technique is developed even further by the glassmakers since they use white enamel instead of coloured crystal.


First of all, the glassblower uses his blowpipe to collect the white enamel and fashions it so as to create a ball. He then blows short puffs of air into this mass, all the while regularly heating it; before working it further using a mailloche or shaping block, a wooden tool used to shape the glass into a glass bubble. This is the most delicate step since the glassmaker cannot see through the various layers of enamel, risking bursting it at any moment.


The glassmaker then uses the tip of his blowpipe to detach the white enamel bowl, into which another glassmaker pours the clear crystal. The block is then placed in a mould that is then blown to form the spherical vase of Les Trois Mondes.


After a last step of progressive cooling in an annealing oven, the sphere is entrusted to a master cutter. Thanks to his agile and sophisticated hands, he carves the crystal layered with white enamel to reveal three patterns. Each of them then reveals a subtle play of light and transparency.

Limited edition of 7 numbered pieces for each model. They are made of clear crystal layered with white enamel.

To find out more about these pieces, please contact our sales team.

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