Swarovski Crystal Palace 2010- 04.14.10
One of the most breathtaking things i’ve experienced, perhaps EVER… is this MIlano Salone 2010 Swarovski Crystal Palace. It is a sensory overload in all the right ways, taking the idea of sparkly objects to a new and undeniably attractive new level… each and every piece literally transforms a room, and to be in rooms with others who are standing there quietly in complete awe, it almost feels as if everyone is in the presence of an otherworldly being. It is both incredibly calming and zen while still perhaps impressively luxurious and excessive… So take a look at some of my favorite pieces ~ unlike press photos that tend to have no one in them, you’ll see the photos i loved best ended up being with people! And giving you more of a sense of scale and awe ~ the interaction with the spaces if nearly as fascinating as the pieces themselves! Pics on the next page!
Yves Behar created “AMPLIFY” , a series of deceptively simple ‘paper lanterns’ shaped like crystals.
Within each lamp a light is refracted from a real crystal, casting its patterns on the surface of the paper.
Conceptual packaging that lets you appreciate the 6 different shapes used for his composition hinting at the possibility of its fabrication maybe?
“STELLAR” by Tokujin Yoshioka is as potent as it is attractive cluster of crystals that recreates a star descending from the sky emitting many rays of light.
SPARKS by Gwena√ęl Nicolas consists of a 10m long string of crystal incorporating LED lighting that is programmed to set off more ‘sparks’ which jump along the length of the rope.
With “Frost” ,Vincent Van Duysen has created a highly versatile glowing ‘beam’ encrusted with Swarovski crystals. The design can either be used on its own or joined together as modular elements to create dramatic architectural shapes.