Having a Crystal Ball: Waterford, Orrefors, Baccarat and More Introduce Contemporary Designs

March 19, 2015 7:20 PM

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Having a Crystal Ball: Waterford, Orrefors, Baccarat and More Introduce Contemporary Designs

Hand-cut crystal would have been incongruous in a contemporary home five years ago. “Lead crystal” was shorthand for fussy and fusty—the generations-old wedding present gathering dust in a cabinet.

Now, a new generation of designers has discovered its charms, and cut-crystal is showing up in contemporary lighting, furniture and glassware. This year’s collections include designs inspired by punk rock and the streets of New York.

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