Elizabeth de Portzamparc
To bring a multidisciplinary approach to cultural projects, such as the much-acclaimed Musée de la Romanité in France, Brazilian-born architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc’s Paris firm employs urbanists, sociologists, and set designers. This past January, she introduced a collaboration with Lalique that includes a vase based on the museum’s undulating glass façade.
“I always like working with shapes that sculpt the light and create airiness. For my collaboration with Lalique, I wanted to find the right balance between movement and reflections in order to create an impression of levitation and dematerialization. It’s a work of extreme precision and delicacy.” Upcoming is the Taichung Intelligence Operation Center in Taiwan.
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Spring Issue under the headline Creative Minds. Subscribe to the magazine.