Notre-Dame de Paris
A huge, glowing gold rimmed warhead. This piece is the work of the Morbihan glassworks Fluïd. Based in Palais, in Belle-Île-en-Mer, for the past ten years, the company has designed numerous works of art. And in particular for the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, in 2017.
“The cathedral had contacted us to redo an identical lamp,” explains Caroline Le Barillec. This enormous piece of glass, weighing a few dozen kilograms, took the company several months from conception to completion. But on Monday April 15, 2019, upon hearing the news of the fire that ravaged the cathedral, the entire team was affected.
“At the moment, we have interns who come from all over France” explains the partner at Fluïd. “It was impressive to see how touched and shocked we were all at the situation“. The lamp would also have been spared from the flames.
However, there was indeed some breakage in the cathedral. And Fluïd is already volunteering to make new pieces if Notre-Dame de Paris calls on the company. “Obviously we will respond if they call on us.“
Translated from French – Ouest-France, April 16, 2019.