During the London Design Festival four finished chandeliers—Avalon, Helios, Superline, Voltaire—will be on display to hero the creative possibilities of the new Glaciarium crystal components. With Glaciarium, Fredrikson Stallard have crafted pieces that celebrate crystal as a natural material while also highlighting the precision and craftsmanship Swarovski is known for.
“There’s always a balance in our work between the sense of something that’s been made and something that’s been found and that is what we refer to as effortlessness,” says Fredrikson Stallard of their design approach.“ And by combining the language of more natural surfaces with the precision cut facets in Glaciarium we’ve achieved that.”
The launch of the Glaciarium lighting components is a first for Swarovski. To date, no external designer has created individual lighting elements. Fredrikson Stallard have collaborated with Swarovski for ten years on a wide range of projects—from large-scale efforts, such as the mammoth installation “Prologue,” to bespoke jewelry creations for Atelier Swarovski. Glaciarium builds on this rich history and depth of crystal knowledge, evolving the collaboration from finished products to raw components.
In April, Fredrikson Stallard joined 8 other designers to showcase the inaugural Atelier Swarovski Home collection at Salone di Mobile in Milan. In addition to works by Zaha Hadid and Ron Arad, Fredrikson Stallard introduced a range of centerpieces, bowls and candlesticks that celebrate the natural beauty of crystal. All pieces will be commercially available later this year.
Glaciarium chandeliers and components will be on display during London Design Festival at Fredrikson Stallard’s studio in London at 10a Warner Street. The collection is open to the public on Thursday September 22nd.