This year’s projects include Srinivasan’s “Unda,” a touch-sensitive illuminating wave, Suzuki’s interactive Crystallophone “Sharevari”, and Studio Brynjar & Veronika’s “Currents,” a series of objects which explore the relationship between crystal and light. “It is exciting to see a strong new selection of emerging talent from around the globe exploring their visions of future living to create beautiful and thought-provoking new works using crystal,” Commented Swarovski Executive Board Member Nadja Swarovski.
Each installation leverages different innovations from Swarovski, ranging from touch-responsive crystals to a hand-crafted crystal instrument. Swarovski has a long-standing tradition of innovation, pioneering new cuts, forms, and technologies that expand the creative use of crystal as a design medium.
The Swarovski Designers of the Future Award honors promising design talent who exemplify new directions in design culture. These young creatives work beyond pure product design and represent conceptually or technologically vanguard approaches, contributing to the wider design conversation through work that challenges traditional design.
With this collaboration, Swarovski continues its ten year relationship with Design Miami. The brand has presented numerous installations during the Design Miami/ December fair, including works by Fernando Romero, Greg Lynn, and Studio Gang.