Virgil Abloh, the late designer, left an indelible mark on all of his collaborations. He worked on furniture, vehicles, clocks, and even water coolers during his illustrious career. He collaborated with many world-famous and top-of-the-line purveyors of crystal, Baccarat, on a "Crystal Clear" series, which was one of his final collaborations.
The limited-edition collection is a combination of industrial and classic inspirations, as is typical of Abloh's artistic touch. It combines the 257-year-old company's painstaking competence with his current perspective. The collection includes a "Made to Order" Chandelier, four distinct vases, and a characteristic glass with a lid and straw, which debuted in last year and was made by Baccarat's talented artisans. Each item has a unique number and crystal chain link embellishments.
Working with a superpower like Baccarat matched with Abloh's guiding principle when it came to his pantheon of collaborations, he said shortly before his death: "For me, Baccarat symbolizes the manifestation of the energy of crystal through history and now." "The 'Crystal Clear' collection of products is a natural continuation of my artistic approach, skilfully executed by Baccarat artisans."Some of Abloh's closest friends, including Bella Hadid, were shown in the sumptuous hall of the Maison Baccarat, dancing amidst some of the world's best glassware and sipping from crystal Baccarat straws in the accompanying film.