‘Swarovski Palazzo’ will transform the hidden courtyard of Milan’s neo-classical Palazzo Serbelloni into a grand greenhouse. Filling the expansive outdoor space, the custom-built conservatory will exhibit various displays of sparkling home décor designed with leading luminaries who push the boundaries of crystal artistry with their own unique expression of form. Nendo, Patricia Urquiola, Peter Pilotto and John Pawson’s individual collections feature candleholders, vases, bowls and mirrors that continue to celebrate the delicate and precise crystal-cutting art mastered by Swarovski over the past 120 years.
In addition to these collections, Atelier Swarovski has grand plans to debut an in-house décor line designed with a strong focus on craftsmanship and innovation. Described as ‘jewels for the home’ by Creative Director Nadja Swarovski, the contemporary collection includes everything from scented candles, trays and jewelry boxes to desktop accessories, vases and candleholders.
Swarovski Crystal Palace lighting fixtures, ‘Luminous Reflections’ by Tord Boontje and ‘Cyanometer’ by Marjan van Aubel, will illuminate ‘Swarovski Palazzo.’ Respectively intricate and minimalist, the exclusive crystal chandeliers use light as a medium to catch and refract luminous beams within rippled surfaces and crystal prisms for a softer, more subtle light.
Rounding out the experience, guests are invited to indulge in Viennese pastries at Daniel’s Café, a re-imagining of the namesake provision within Swarovski’s Wattens headquarters. Afterwards a pit-stop at the pop-up shop will allow visitors to shop Atelier Swarovski’s latest home décor and jewelry collections.
Atelier Swarovski’s first home décor line made its debut at Salone del Mobile in 2016. The annual tradeshow, now in its 56th year, provides both emerging and established design talents with an internationally recognized platform to promote and advance their work. Driven by a passion for collaboration and a purpose to reimagine home décor, Atelier Swarovski returns to Salone each year with a new season of collections developed to enhance and balance the brand’s existing range.
Visit the limited-time exhibition at Milan Design Week running April 17-22 at the Palazzo Serbelloni.