Silversea Cruises said famed crystal designer Lalique will
install several handmade crystal panels in the expanded La Dame restaurants on
two of its ships.
Positioned at the restaurants' entrances and along their
walls, the handcrafted panels will incorporate two main motifs, both of which
were imagined by Lalique's founder, Rene Lalique, in 1935.
One is the Masque de Femme, a design which reveals the face
of a mysterious nymph with delicate features, surrounded by aquatic life. The
other is Coutard -- its geometric pattern representing a spray of fine
transparent water droplets and evoking the appearance of waves in the ocean.
Lalique's pillars, columns and chandeliers for the first-class
dining room of the 1930s French liner Le Normandie are considered some of the
finest art ever installed on a cruise ship.
Silversea said that during the Silver Shadow's refurbishment
in November 2019, the French restaurant La Dame will be remodeled and expanded
to accommodate up to 40 diners. On the Silver Moon, coming in 2020, La Dame will
be positioned on Deck 8 and will greatly increase in size compared to Silver
Muse's La Dame, welcoming almost triple the number of guests.