Baccarat, the venerable French crystal house, has dreamed up a colourful line of animal-themed objects in collaboration with Spanish designer Jaime Hayón. Each item is both a glamorous sweet or trinket box and a decorative object – an innovative marriage of sparkling crystal with tinted porcelain complemented by an exquisitely gilded interior. The quirky Zoo collection is available in three different styles, monkey, duck and bear – offering a special treat to collectors of crystal animals, who will appreciate that this exceptional line not only provides a charming sparkle but is also genuinely functional.
Baccarat Zoo by Jaime Hayón collection, from €490
Baccarat, 11 place des Etats-Unis, 75116 Paris, +33 (0)1 4022 1100