Lalique 與 The Macallan 對卓越的追求
最初正是這種共同的精神吸引我們與 Lalique 合作。
受到傳統、工藝與創意上的共識所吸引，我們在 2005 年首次與 Lalique 一同基於我們的基礎六大標柱建立我們的開創性合作。未來的創新必須透過過去來領會，你無法在不知道自己來自何處的情況下設定一個強有力的路線。這激發了我們設計一個系列，借鑒了我們透過醇酒與火焰表達的豐富歷史，因為 Lalique 的傳奇玻璃瓶與我們威士忌的獨特韻味都是由火焰塑造的。
ABOUT LALIQUE CRYSTAL
Founded in 1888, Lalique is widely recognised as one of the crown jewels of France’s crystal glass industry. René Lalique, renowned as the inventor of modern jewellery, went on to become a master in the art of glassmaking. Over time, his name has become the powerful symbol of a unique expertise, a synonym for luxury, excellence, creativity and for a widely celebrated artistic style.
- Through its contemporary work in six areas, Lalique revives and pursues the creative, eclectic work of its founder: jewellery, decorative items, interior design, fragrances, art, as well as hospitality
- All crystal items are handcrafted in the company’s sole manufacturing site, which has been located in the Alsace region in France since 1921
- A Lalique crystal worker is considered a ‘trainee’ for around 5-10 years
- Lalique continues to thrive as a truly timeless lifestyle brand
Twin Pursuits of Mastery
The Macallan and Lalique are highly regarded masters in their respective fields, and both are dedicated artists with an obsessive pursuit of perfection. Thus it was a natural collaboration between two brands renowned for their craftsmanship, bringing together the undisputed ‘Masters of Crystal’ with the ‘Masters of Spirit and Wood’. The care, investment and sacrifice that we make in our wood is paralleled in these crystal craftsmen. The standards are high, and they must be met or exceeded. For our past collaborations as many as 15 Lalique craftsmen and women have been involved in hand-making and crafting each of The Macallan decanters. Such is the level of perfection, around 50% of all decanters that come out of the kiln are rejected because of minute flaws. The details matter when perfection is the standard.
Since beginning to work together thirteen years ago, The Macallan and Lalique have collaborated on a range of exquisite decanters and products. Each possess their own distinct history and example of craftsmanship, including The Macallan 64 Years Old Cire Perdue, The Macallan Masters Decanter Series, and The Macallan Golden Age of Travel. The united vision and unwavering determination to choose a bigger life is the strength behind the long-standing partnership, which has seen The Macallan and Lalique allied together by a commitment to craft, mastery and beauty.