Baccarat Crystal is a manufacturer of fine crystal glassware founded in 1764 in Baccarat, France. Baccarat sells Decoration, Tableware, Lighting and furniture, Jewelry and accessories. A symbol of beauty and crystallized perfection, Baccarat has been a celebration of transfigured senses since the Age of Enlightenment. Its fabulous destiny—of magic and fascination, of timeless skill and glass workers’ panache—is written in sparkling letters and imbued with ancestral modernity. With the support of twenty-five talented Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (Best French Craftsmen), the crystalworks has always drawn inspiration from its roots, its craftsmanship and its heritage to transmute tradition into creation. Baccarat transmits its unique expertise through technical innovations, stylistic daring and exceptional partnerships with elite craftsmen (glassblowers, glasscutter, engravers) to transcend its excellence, becoming a major international luxury label, a symbol of French art de vivre. Creators such as George Chevalier, Ettore Sottsass, Van Day Truex, Elie Top, Andrée Putman, Philippe Starck, Arik Levy, Jaime Hayon and Marcel Wanders have worked with the often paradoxical and fabulous alchemical processes, inspired by the magic of crystal to capture the latest styles.In 2005 it was acquired by Starwood Capital Group in the United States. In 2012 Starwood announced it would use the name for a luxury hotel chain “Baccarat Hotels and Resorts” which will feature company’s crystal chandeliers.