Always a greatly anticipated presentation, this year ‘Swarovski Palazzo’ didn’t disappoint with a huge presentation of new products from design’s biggest names including John Pawson, Patricia Urquiola and Nendo.
This year’s Swarovski exhibition is presented in a custom-built greenhouse inside the impressive 1,200m2 hidden courtyard of the historical neo classical Palazzo Serbelloni, in the heart of Milan.
Inside, Swarovski unveiled the latest designs from Atelier Swarovski’s home décor line and Swarovski Crystal Palace. Other talented designers involved include fashion designer Peter Pilotto, and Tord Boontje and Marjan van Aube.
Swarovski presents two new additions to the revived Swarovski Crystal Palace range of exclusive crystal chandeliers with designs by Dutch designers Tord Boontje and Marjan van Aubel.
Swarovski and Tord Boontje have expanded the intricate ‘Luminous Reflections’ chandelier range with new metallic finishes. The new finishes complement the rippled surfaces of the crystal compoments, designed to produce a soft and organic light which replicate the reflections of sunlight on water.
The ‘Cyanometer’ chandelier by Marjan van Aubel is a new design that encompasses her innovative design practice using sustainability and technology. Last year she won multiple prestigious prizes, including being named as “Designer of the Future” at Design Miami 2017.
Her three pieces for Swarovski Crystal Palace include a floor lamp, ceiling lamp and wall light. Named the ‘Cyanometer’ due to ideas of how the sky bends light and how this relates to the way that crystals refract light.
Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewellery, accessories and lighting.
The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has a global reach with approximately 3,000 stores in around 170 countries, more than 27,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.7 billion euros in 2017.
Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group.
In 2017, the Group generated revenue of about 3.5 billion euros and employed more than 32,000 people. A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage.
The global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 500,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.
About Atelier Swarovski
Atelier Swarovski offers cutting-edge jewellery, accessories and home décor items which are the ultimate expression of Swarovski crystal. Pushing the boundaries of creativity, it collaborates with the finest talents in the world across fashion, jewellery, architecture and design.
Atelier Swarovski presents seasonal jewellery and accessories collaborations twice a year during New York, London and Paris fashion weeks alongside its constantly evolving in-house collection. Atelier Swarovski’s home décor line, launched at Milan Design Week in April 2016, consists of functional and decorative objects for the home. Atelier Swarovski was founded by Nadja Swarovski in 2007 as a showcase for creativity, craftsmanship and the art of crystal cutting and crystal innovations.
Past collaborators include Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor&Rolf, Christopher Kane, Maison Margiela and Mary Katrantzou for jewellery, and Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Aldo Bakker for home décor
About Swarovski Crystal Palace
Swarovski Crystal Palace began in 2002 as an experimental platform to reinterpret the rich traditions of the chandelier, and to enable design luminaries to explore the boundaries of lighting design through the emotive medium of cut crystal.
Since its inception, Swarovski has sought to inspire the best and to push crystal to new heights of fascination and form. The Swarovski Crystal Palace collection combines aesthetic and technical discoveries to truly breathtaking effect, writing a new chapter in the history of lighting, art and design.
The unique lighting pieces from Swarovski Crystal Palace provide the perfect ambience in luxury interiors, transforming them into spaces of sparkling wonder.