- May 07, 2012
The otherworldly designer Philippe Starck and the crystal house of Baccarat have long been a high-profile pair. Starck spearheaded the decoration of Baccarat’s extravagant Parisian headquarters — a private maison turned gallery, restaurant and boutique — and worked wonders on its fit-for-a-tsar Moscow home base. That said, when a collaborative piece from the outrageously lavish duo plus others lands stateside, the design flock comes running. Discerning aesthetes are swarming Scott + Cooner to lay eyes on a cinematic light fixture that stands 10 feet tall and boasts trimmings from pedigreed sources: The company that once created props for surrealist painter René Magritte produced the chandelier’s umbrella accent; the boom stand from which it hangs is a reproduction of one used by master filmmaker Federico Fellini; and the punching-bag counterweight is made of rich Hermès leather and filled with the same beach sand that Baccarat uses to make its crystal. Procuring this limited-edition lumière (only 120 were made) will cost a cool $42,000 — a small price to pay for a well-lit work of art. 1617 Hi Line Dr., 214.748.9838; scottcooner.com.