INSIDE THE BACCARAT FACTORY It is called the Baccarat Village. It is a factory surrounded by the homes of the craftsmen. They work around the clock with three eight-hour shifts. Generations have lived and worked their entire lives in the village. Being there you see the children and the grandparents. It’s very unique. When the team of Marcel Wanders studio spent time there, they worked as the residents did. 16 Everyone worked and ate together and then, worked some more. They worked alongside craftsmen discussing cuts and designs. There is the blowing of crystal to cool it, then cutting it cold. In the heat and steam, they would see a piece being crafted and make decisions about that piece as it cooled – it was a constant process day and night.

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