The yearlong celebration of Baccarat’s 250th anniversary continues with the designing of the largest chandelier ever created in the history of the luxury house. While the French crystal manufacturer has been celebrating with a series of events and new product launches worldwide, it has designed the colossal chandelier as a part of its annual celebration as well as its festive light show in Tokyo.
The 27.6 feet tall light fixture is 15 feet wide and weighs 1.8 tons. It is illuminated with 410 lights, 176 branches and dazzles with 26,500 pieces of crystals. On display at the Yebisu Garden Place, the masterpiece of light has been created by Japanese designer Yasumichi Morita. The renowned designer gave the final touch and placed the last pampille, an octogonal red ruby, the Baccarat signature.
Daniela Riccardi, the company’s chief executive, made a celebrating statement about the brand’s 250 year old heritage, “The history of Baccarat goes back further than the memory of our ancestors. It is rare for any prestigious brand today to trace back 250 years of continuous history.” Speaking about Baccarat’s largest creation, she also added that “the chandelier is simply monumental, higher than three floors of a typical building.”
Certainly the largest Baccarat chandelier has been conceived to illuminate a large hall in one of the largest mansion belonging to one of the richest person. New York Times states that the one-of-a-kind piece will be available for sale when the holiday festivities end. Riccardi added the final note to it by commenting, “We don’t have a price yet but it will be expensive.” It certainly will be tagged as the most expensive chandelier by Baccarat!