Baccarat and fragment design are back at it again. Last year, the pair collaborated on a handmade [email protected] figure, which they sold for $1,500 each. This time around, they’re charging a bit more–$1,800—for a crystal [email protected]
This new, faceted [email protected] is done in “polygon red” crystal and is the latest version of the Medicom toy. The bear was designed by Hiroshi Fujiwara, the “Godfather of streetwear.” The bear is made in Baccarat’s artisanal factory and features a fragment design logo printed on the back.
Baccarat Crystal has been making fine crystal glassware for centuries. King Luis XV of France gave permission for a glassworks to be founded in the town of Baccarat in the Lorraine region of eastern France in 1764. For the most part, the glassworks focused only on window panes, mirrors, and stemware, but then in 1816, the first crystal oven went into production. In 1823, the first royal commission was received, which set Baccarat on the world market. Baccarat is perhaps best known for its perfume bottles.
Medicom first released [email protected] in 2001 as a gift to attendees of the World Character Convention 12 in Tokyo. From that origin, the action figure has been done in many sizes and in a wide variety of materials, including wood, felt, glow-in-the-dark plastic, and, of course, Baccarat Crystal. Typically the bear comes as a seven centimeters figure. A number of collaborations have been done on the bear, including Nike and Dreamworks Studios. Promotional pieces were created for movies like Kill Bill.
For those interested in picking up the Baccarat [email protected], you would have needed to register before October 10. The figure was available exclusively to registered customers in Baccarat stores in Paris, New York, and Tokyo.