Pokémon celebrates a quarter of a century since it first appeared in Japanese lands. It is one of the most successful Japanese franchises in history. To celebrate this anniversary , Pokémon has partnered with Baccarat , a century-old French company dedicated to making crystal design products of unsurpassed quality.
Pokémon rubs shoulders with the jet-set
Baccarat was born in the 18th century in the town of the same name in Lorraine, France. He did it at the request of King Louis XV. It is currently one of the most important companies in the glass industry, both for the quality and texture of its works, and for its historical impact . Many of his creations can be visited at the Musée Baccarat , where many of the pieces that have been exhibited in international exhibitions are on display.
Baccarat x Pokémon is a collection of handcrafted glass figures that have been designed in collaboration with Hiroshi Fujiwara, the creative director of Fragment Design. It is a limited and exclusive edition suitable for very few pockets, but it shows once again that mass culture sometimes flirts with high culture, especially in this case, since we are talking about a collaboration between Pokémon and a company highly related to the French nobility.
This is Baccarat x Pokémon
The first of all the pieces is Pikachu Fragment. It is a polygonal, very simple and faceless figure of the franchise’s mascot. It has dimensions of 30 centimeters in height and a weight of 8.3 kilograms, and its design has been run by Hiroshi Fujiwara. There are only 25 pieces available , so the price for one unit shoots up to a whopping $ 25,000. This unique piece of design can only be purchased in one of the Baccarat boutiques , which are located in Tokyo, Paris, New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Pokémon Pikachu and Pokémon Poké Ball
On the other hand, there is Pokémon Pikachu, a figure of more restrained dimensions and much more detail. It has a price of 440 dollars , and can be bought in stores or ordered on their website , although to make the order we will have to fill out a contact form, since they do not allow us to place an order directly.
In the same collection as the previous piece is Pokémon Poké Ball. A perfect crystal sphere with a central golden line. It has a price of 410 dollars , and can also be ordered through its website. This is the last piece of this collaboration, which has a total of three elements. Both the Poké-Ball and the small crystal Pikachu can be a very exclusive and special gift for a complete lover of the Nintendo franchise. They are available on the Baccarat website from November 17 until stocks last.