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Drawings of Suzanne Lalique

May 11, 2010

Suzanne Lalique created porcelain designs for the Haviland Company in the late 1920’s.

Suzanne Lalique’s illustrations and fabric designs. (Images via here.)

Suzanne, the daughter of René Lalique, was born in 1892. She was raised within an arm’s length of her father’s creative activities and, although she never took formal art training, she grew up to design textiles, books, theatrical productions, and a painter. Not surprisingly she became a noted artist herself whose work was to span seven decades. Suzanne’s delight in art led her to study oil painting under the instruction of Eugene Morand. It was while on holiday (1916) with Monsieur Morand and his wife that Suzanne met her future husband Paul, a photographer and a head of the famous Limoges porcelain line that was founded in 1842 by his grandfather David Haviland. Paul was born in Paris, but graduated from Harvard and spent much of his early life in the United States.

The marriage of Suzanne Lalique to Paul Haviland (1917) was to change the course of history for the two companies; Lalique and Haviland, and the couple made an incredibly creative partnership with Suzanne able to flourish as a designer of porcelain, as well as of glass.

Lalique is known globally as one the leading companies in the crystal, jewellery and perfume world, renowned for its unique expertise in the manufacture of crystal. Founded by René Lalique in the early twentieth century, the company specialises in the creation and production of luxury pieces for the home as well as jewellery.

Haviland was created in 1842 at Limoges and has now been at the forefront of the porcelain world for over 150 years due to the exceptional quality of the porcelain and high levels of creativity in design. Prestigious artists such as Cocteau, Dali and Kandinsky have all created designs for the brand which has graced the homes of such historical icons as Abraham Lincoln, Jacques Chirac and Emperor Guillaume II of Germany. Today Haviland remains a pioneer in porcelain technique combining tradition with modernity and classic re-editions with the most stylish and contemporary creations. All pieces are of the highest quality and entirely hand made.

(The information via here and The Blue Lantern.)

-N.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2010 8:27 am

    these are really excellent drawings

  2. February 25, 2011 7:36 pm

    wow. thanks for sharing! great drawings.

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