The special feature of Saint-Louis’ “Folia” glass series is that the engraving starts in the stem. This presents the glass blowers at Saint-Louis with a real challenge, since the glass stem needs to have a defined width in order to be engraved at all. The result: unique crystal glasses that refract the light even more spectacularly. Designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance describes the result as giving “the impression of drinking pure light”.
The “Folia” collection takes its inspiration from the surroundings in which the wonderful artwork of Saint-Louis come to life ‒ namely woodland in Lorraine in the north-east of France. It was these woods that provided the designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance with the inspiration for the “Folia” collection. All the “Folia” glasses by Saint-Louis bear the distinctive pattern of the collection ‒ closely arranged conical shapes that refract the light in an inimitable way.