Swarovski Crystal Palace @ Milan Design Week 2011

Swarovski Crystal Palace @ Milan Design Week 2011

casino royale by lenny kravitz

The Swarovski Crystal Palace collection was expanded by two newly commercialized designs certain to amaze and inspire all those who admire the blending of design excellence with unsurpassed luxury.

‘Casino Royale’ is a purely glamorous  creation from Kravitz Design, founded by rock icon Lenny Kravitz. With its sleek and ultra-modern Jet and Crystal Golden Teak crystal chains flowing through highly glossed black and golden rectilinear forms, ‘Casino Royale’ is a monumental testament to the modern design esthetic, and is now available in four different sizes, including a smaller model for above-the-table applications.

lenny kravitz

Swarovski is also presenting an exclusive ‘Casino Royale Limited Edition’ of twenty-two pieces bearing the signature and authorization of Lenny  Kravitz.

In addition, ‘Pandora’ from Fredrikson Stallard is a theatrical reinvention of the classic chandelier.

Created from more than two thousand crystals, the ‘Pandora’ design reflects a heightened moment of frozen dynamism, miraculously suspended in time. In reinterpreting the classic chandelier, Fredrikson Stallard decided to literally explode it. With Pandora, the form of the chandelier is constantly destroyed and recreated through movement which is generated by computer-controlled servo motors.

Pandora by Fredrikson Stallard features crystals on servo-controlled wires, which move up and down to repeatedly create and then destroy the form of a traditional chandelier. Like all the Swarovski lights, Pandora has been engineered by Moritz Waldemeyer.

The 1,990 Swarovski crystals are initially suspended in the form of a recognizable chandelier, before slowly erupting into controlled chaos. Movement is an integral part of the chandelier, maximizing the reflective and refractive qualities of the crystal. Through the ever-changing permutation of the Swarovski crystals a theatrical relationship is established between the piece and the viewer.

Patrik Fredrikson + Ian Stallard

Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard began their collaboration in 1995 at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Since then, the duo have become internationally recognised as leading exponents of British avant-garde design.

They have worked with some of the leading names in contemporary design, including Contrast Galleries, Swarovski, Droog Design, Chanel, The Design Museum, Veuve Clicquot, The London Design Festival, and Thorsten Van Elten. Fredrikson Stallard has exhibited widely around the globe and their work is given extensive coverage, featuring in countless books and publications.

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