Comprised of various chandeliers including Luminous Bough as well as additional exclusively developed lighting components, Boontje’s Luminous Reflections collection draws inspiration from storied jewelry pieces in the Swarovski archive. Swarovski Executive Board Member Nadja Swarovski commented, “We are delighted to work once again with our long-time collaborator, Tord Boontje, on this incredible new collection for Swarovski Crystal Palace. Its elegant, organic curves bring a fresh interpretation to the interplay of crystal and light."
Featuring large lighting components which mimic the effects of sunlight on water, the organic designs are crafted for spaces with softer, more natural illumination. With smooth, rippled surfaces, the focus lays on the clarity of crystal, producing gentle, pure light effects. These non-faceted materials are a new interpretation of crystal and provide a new direction for Swarovski whose long standing expertise is precision cutting.
Acting as a creative platform to inspire innovation, the Swarovski Crystal Palace range utilizes the emotive medium of cut crystal to produce signature interpretations of light in collaboration with visionary talents. Swarovski has partnered with revolutionary designers like Zaha Hadid, Tom Dixon, Fredrikson Stallard, Ron Arad and John Pawson to celebrate and reinterpret the rich traditions of the chandelier while striving to push crystal to new heights of fascination and form, consequently opening a new chapter in the history of lighting, art, and design.
Following up on previous London Design Festival installations with leading designers such as Fredrikson Stallard and Kim Thome, the world launch of Boontje’s Swarovski Crystal Palace lighting collection will exhibit at Somerset House during the festival in September 2017. The full collection will be available to purchase in 2018 together with a number of additional chandeliers and components.