The new design calls upon the cosmos for inspiration – a common muse for Libeskind, Principal Design Architect of Studio Libeskind. “The beauty of starlight is something that radiates meaning and mystery into the world,” he commented, “and the Star is a symbol that represents our greatest ambitions for hope, unity and peace.”
Playing off this optimism, Libeskind designed a geometric structure with three-dimensional lines that beam outward with light via Swarovski crystal technology. The resulting shape bursts with dynamism, bringing the spirit of the holiday season to life in a powerfully modern way.
The contemporary design aligns with Libeskind’s architectural work for international museums and concert halls that, much like the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and its Star, have become symbols of celebration and community. The architect’s most noteworthy projects include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Denver Art Museum and New York’s World Trade Center.
Libeskind collaborated with Swarovski once before in 2016, using his iconic buildings as inspiration for an Atelier Swarovski chess set featuring miniature replica pieces.
The new Swarovski Star for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is set to debut November 2018.