Pierre-Yves Rochon is known the world over for his work as an interior designer in luxury hotels. His commanding knowledge of European classicism, and particularly French style and culture, which is at the heart of all his work, was acquired at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts et Arts Appliqués in Paris. Pierre-Yves Rochon has received numerous awards for his outstanding palace interiors. He has several Four Seasons hotels to his name, including the George V in Paris and the Four Seasons in London and Florence, as well as the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris, The Peninsula in Shanghai, and the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. His portfolio includes magnificent projects for celebrated French chefs of the likes of Joël Robuchon, Alain Ducasse and Paul Bocuse, as well as a number of private residences all over the world.
For its new spring-summer 2021 collection, Lalique presents a line of luminaires that expand the Perles line designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon. The great French interior decorator and designer, most celebrated for the palace interiors he has created across the world, thereby continues to enrich his Signature collection for Lalique.
“I have always admired René Lalique’s creativity and talent. With subtlety and excellence, he managed to perfectly marry the purity of glass with the precision of metal. Crystal is a noble material that beautifully serves all forms of art: from architecture or sculpture to tableware or jewelry... As an Interior Designer, it is an inexhaustible source of inspiration and creativity. With this Signature collection of furniture, I wanted to write a new story in which metal sublimates the transparency, purity and brilliance of crystal. The Perles, Coutard, Vibration, Causeuses, Roses or Soudan pieces were born from the quest for the most beautiful aesthetic effect, the search for perfect proportions and the attention to every detail. Marked by the precision and the elegance of metal, the designs give crystal the freedom to blend in interior architecture and furniture design in a new manner. I am honoured to perpetuate René Lalique’s work, associating crystal and metal in my own turn” says Pierre-Yves Rochon.