Silversea Cruises has formed a collaboration with lifestyle brand Lalique, enriching the onboard experience for guests. Founded in 1888, Lalique is celebrated for its exquisite jewellery, decorative items, interior design, perfumes, and artworks.
Using French know-how and fine craftsmanship honed over generations, Lalique will produce decorative crystal artworks to enhance the designs of La Dame restaurants aboard two Silversea ships: Silver Shadow, which will undergo an extensive renovation in November 2019, and Silver Moon, which is due to launch in August 2020. Silversea’s La Dame restaurants serve French gourmet cuisine in an elegant, refined setting, offering the perfect canvas for Lalique’s world-famous artistry.
On both Silver Moon and Silver Shadow, the restaurants’ designs will be enriched by the installation of several handmade Lalique crystal panels which will be entirely bespoke, taking approximately three months to craft. The handcrafted panels will incorporate two main motifs imagined by Lalique’s Founder, René Lalique, in 1935. One is the Masque de Femme, a design which reveals the face of a mysterious nymph, surrounded by aquatic life; the other is Coutard – its geometric pattern representing a fine spray of water droplets, evoking the appearance of waves in the ocean. The symmetrical layout of the panels will be reminiscent of traditional design found in French gardens and castles. In a first for the master glassmakers of Lalique, the panels will not require a metal frame, providing a lighter feel that will highlight the crystal composition. Lalique has conceived this innovative design feature for Silversea.
During Silver Shadow’s extensive refurbishment in November 2019, La Dame will be remodelled and expanded to accommodate up to 40 diners, ensuring that all guests have the opportunity to experience the venue’s exceptional dining experience. Aboard Silver Moon, La Dame will be positioned on deck 8 and will greatly increase in size compared to Silver Muse’s La Dame, welcoming almost triple the number of guests.