Founded in 1764, Baccarat is recognized globally as the eminent creator of luxury crystal, with a diverse product assortment that in addition to traditional crystal lighting, home décor, stemware, barware and giftware now includes jewelry, watches, handbags and fashion accessories.
Boasting an exceptional number of glassworkers, many of whom have been awarded the title of "Best Workmen of France", and who are committed to the continuity of the company's unparalleled know-how, Baccarat draws inspiration from both its centuries-old heritage of expert craftsmanship, cultivating the image of an international leading luxury brand that symbolizes the French Art de Vivre the world over.
With more than three thousand permanent references and at the rate of two collections a year - decoration items, glassware, decanters, candlesticks, desk accessories, perfume bottles, chandeliers, jewels, watches, handbags and fur accessories -, not to mention special commissions from the most prestigious and demanding clients, and by collaborating with world-renowned designers such as Philippe Starck, William Sawaya, Barbara Barry, Patrice Butler, Andreé Putman, Mathias and Arik Levy, Baccarat manufactures, as it did from the very beginning, contemporary objects that keep up with changing trends and fashion.
Hiring the best glassworkers, blowers and cutters, setting the trends in crystal design, combining high manufacturing technology with the irreplaceable know-how of man, such are the foundations of Baccarat's success.
Headquartered in Paris, with manufacturing in Baccarat, France, the company is majority owned by Starwood Capital, whose interests also include luxury hotels such as the Crillon and Lutetia and French fragrance house, Annick Goutal. Baccarat is available in the US at leading department stores and fine specialty and jewelry stores.