The installation features hand-fabricated textiles combining natural fibers and 316m of Swarovski crystal fabric (approximately 20 million crystals). Artist Elaine Yan Ling Ng created Sundew as a conceptual ode to the carnivorous plant with the same moniker, using biomimicry and Swarovski crystal elements to explore the plant’s instinctive movements in hypnotizing biorhythms of light and reflection.
The founder of Hong Kong-based bespoke textile consultancy The Fabrick Lab, Elaine Yan Ling Ng was unveiled as one of the 2015 Swarovski Designers of the Future at Salone del Mobile in Milan in April. The award acknowledges emerging studios and designers who are actively expanding design culture through experimentation with cutting-edge technologies. As part of the collaboration with Swarovski, Elaine unveiled the first rendition of “Sundew” at this year’s Design Miami/Basel.