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Juan Pedro Baró mausoleum doors, Catalina Lasa, Cementerio Colón: René Lalique’s white domed mausoleum is patterned in engraved glass roses covering small, square windows – an immortal imprint of the eponymous Catalina Lasa rose, created by Juan Pedro Baró to honour his beautiful wife. Lalique’s huge black granite doors are crafted with angels and roses.

A spotlight on Havana's art deco heritage – in pictures

This week Cuba's capital hosts the World Congress on Art Deco, bringing together global specialists in order to preserve and restore the city's deco heritage /// Havana art deco: Lasa Mausoleum doors by Rene Lalique, Columbus Gallery, Havana

catalina lasa cuba | ... COSTUMBRES/SUS SUENOS. on Pinterest | Cuba, Havana Cuba and Celia Cruz

catalina lasa cuba | ... COSTUMBRES/SUS SUENOS. on Pinterest | Cuba, Havana Cuba and Celia Cruz

catalina lasa cuba | ... Pedro y Catalina True Love on Pinterest | Havana Cuba, Havana and Cuba

catalina lasa cuba | ... Pedro y Catalina True Love on Pinterest | Havana Cuba, Havana and Cuba

Credit: Claire Boobbyer Catalina Lasa and Juan Pedro Baró mausoleum: Married socialite Catalina Lasa fell in love with landowner and widower Juan Pedro Baró in 1905. Cuba had no divorce laws at the time, so the lovers escaped to Paris to continue their affair. On their return, in 1917, Baró built Catalina a neo-Italianate renaissance villa on Vedado’s grand avenue Paseo (Casa de la Amistad, between Calles 17 and 19) which features an art deco dining room (Primavera ...

A spotlight on Havana's art deco heritage – in pictures

oinonio: A spotlight on Havana’s art deco heritage Pictured: Catalina Lasa and Juan Pedro Baró Mausoleum, designed by René Lalique

Ceiling by Lalique, Catalina Laza, Havana Cuba

Ceiling by Lalique, Catalina Laza, Havana Cuba - Lalique’s passion for travel brought him from France to the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis where he designed for architectural commissions in New York, Los Angeles and Cuba.

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