salone del mobile
During the first week of April, Atelier Swarovski Home will be showcasing an exclusive collection of decorative pieces conceived in collaboration with esteemed stars of the design community at the prestigious 19th century Palazzo Crespi. The latest works feature a mixture of brilliant crystal and alternative materials including marble, metals and resins to create objects both beautiful and functional which act as a refreshing counterpart to the line’s existing range of conceptual home design.
Special pieces to covet come from established talents and first time Atelier Swarovski Home partners German-Icelandic duo, Studio Brynjar and Veronika, who based off of their 2016 Swarovski Designers of the Future presentation at Design Miami/ Basel, produced a series of colorful, abstract paperweights. NYC architect Andre Kikoski experimented with differing textures for a range of trays, boxes, and candleholders . Barbara Barry, venerated American interior icon, also created a set of illuminate-oriented designs with mixed materials forged into multi-purpose candleholders and vases. Diverging into natural elements, influential architect Greg Lynn fused precision-cut crystal stones with turned oak for a charming at-home bar set.
Returning for another season of collaboration, Aldo Bakker, revered for his fascination with form, presents a series of bottle stoppers, paperweight lenses and hand held magnifiers. Designer Tomás Alonso evolved his original collection of contemporary trays, focusing on his signature color play combining crystal prisms and marble.
The other major component of Salone del Mobile is Euroluce, a dedicated space that designates lighting fixtures as the center of attention. Alongside exciting new releases for Swarovski and Schonbek lighting, Swarovski will also revive its distinguished Swarovski Crystal Palace chandelier range. The iconic collection, commissioned by Nadja Swarovski between 2002 and 2012, will receive contemporary updates, most crucially being LED lighting. These rejuvenations speak to the original concepts of the collection, to celebrate the rich traditions of the chandelier, while providing a modernized piece of technology.
Fredrikson Stallard, longtime Swarovski collaborators, will provide new additions with their ‘Glaciarium’ collection, shown in full for the first time and including ‘Rock’ and ‘Paradisium’. The chandeliers and crystal lighting componentscombine precision-cut facets with fluid forms for cutting-edge art that provides utilitarian capabilities.
Also premiering at Euroluce are contemporary designs from Swarovski’s new lighting collections, including fixtures such as ‘Selene’ formed with uniquely cut interlocking crystal puzzle pieces, together with classic designs from Schonbek, including ‘Sarella’, a circular arrangement of metal leaves and crystal beading that create a waterfall effect subsequent with time-honored chandelier aesthetics.
As the ultimate expression of Swarovski crystal, these originative home décor furnishings and shimmering lighting fixtures provide an idealistic look into the visionary minds of the designers who collaborated on these projects, further immortalizing the importance of art, technology, and innovation.