René-Jules Lalique, master jeweler of Art Nouveau, changed his medium from metal to glass—and earned a place in history. Roughly a century after its opening, his Verrerie d’Alsace glassworks continues to produce some of the world’s most extraordinary crystal.
Inspired by the fauna of the jungle, new wild animal sculptures have been added to the Lalique bestiary. The purity of the satin-finished and polished crystal, the brand's hallmark, contrasts with the powerful design of these symbols of strength and power.
Functioning as sculptures, paperweights and smartphone-holders, the Hippopotamus look like they are emerging from the water.