Galerie Orphee

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    Galerie Orphee

    Artistic glass pieces to add delight to daily life

    Antique Western glass works have been favored in Japan for many years, especially in summer months as they emanate coolness.  Galerie Orphee is one of the galleries in Kyoto that specializes in the works by René Lalique.  Lalique is a world famous glass art masters from the art deco period.  His works are incredibly elegant yet functional.  The unusual design magically fits to your hands and goes well with other wares on the table.  Particularly popular is the Coquelicot (on the left end in the photo; 48,000 yen) due to its delicate design.  With their changing colors and glint depending on the light conditions and angle, works by Lalique attract fans with their mysterious appeal.  Naturally, what you pour in the glass will change its appearance.  Some of their works are mass-produced using brass molds, so prices are relatively affordable.  From large and artistic flower vases to tiny perfume bottles, the world of Lalique attracts a stream of fans to Galerie Orphee.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,August issue,2010


    Name Galerie Orphee
    Address 258 Umemoto-cho, Shinmonzen-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-561-1580
    Hours 10:30-18:30
    Closed Mon.
    Recommended They prepare for the online database of works by Lalique where visitors can enjoy photos.