So I purchased quite a bit on that shopping spree, totaling just over $22,000 in glasses... Yeah, it was a good day that day! But some of my favorite goblets were purchased that day, which were designed by the insanely genius mind of Philippe Starck. Check these AiE Harcourt Goblets out, which Starck decided to imbed into each glass another color of crystal in the glass while still molten... "The AïE style evokes the shock of a meteorite suddenly frozen like a baroque stone in the planetary imperfection of cut crystal."
So, what happened was a brilliant idea, again spawned from Starck, an installation if you will of the process it takes Baccarat to perfect a single glass, by showcasing the "flawed" ones alongside it. Thus the Un Parfait Boxed Set was born.
In each set, "Philippe Starck examines the difficulty in achieving perfection with this boxed set—one perfect goblet and five others, each with a subtle flaw."
- From the Darkside Collection.
- Goblets, no. 3 Harcourt black full-lead crystal; set of six. Each, 5 1/2"H.
- Set includes Un Parfait ("perfect one," shown left) and Cinq Imparfaits ("five imperfects," shown right).
- Un parfait, sits atop a red silk pillow. Numbered and signed by Baccarat and Philippe Starck on foot.
- Cinq Imparfaits, sits atop a base covered in black silk. Each inscribed with "B" for Baccarat, Starck's "+" logo, and "Imperfect."
- Case, clear; inscribed with a Jean Cocteau quote, "A l'impossible je suis tenu" (I am obliged to do the impossible)