Maintaining a positive relationship with nature to help pave the way for a brighter future has always been key to Swarovski, which is why this presentation housed a curated selection of Atelier Swarovski, Swarovski Crystal Living and Swarovski Crystal Palace products. The selection included an exclusive water-inspired Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry necklace with created blue spinels, made specifically for Design Miami. Plus, it housed Atelier Swarovski’s newest collections that launch in the new year– the Botanical Jewels collection by Penélope Cruz of which the proceeds will go to Swarovski Foundation partner, The Nature Conservancy and the Catherine Prevost Sea Life collection which supports the conservation work of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Environment Fund in the Caribbean.
Longstanding Swarovski collaborator Tord Boontje formed mesmerizing, nature-inspired crystal installations throughout the Atelier Swarovski presentation, the first being a room filled with 100 of Boontje’s Light Drops– luminous, organically-shaped pendant lamps that created a ‘soft light’ effect. Secondly, Boontje’s Blossom chandeliers took over the remaining space– the asymmetrical crystal arrangements were inspired by a frozen blossom branch after an ice storm. Boontje commented: “Swarovski has been a perfect partner to me; for over 15 years we have explored crystal together and created long lasting designs. We are linked by a fascination with crystal and an underlying deep appreciation of nature.”
The spaces came together with the bespoke wallpapers by Calico Wallpaper– painted by hand and translated to printed wallpaper, these unique designs complemented Boontje’s installations. The Light Drops installation was decorated with a dark green, oversized banana leaf print and in the Blossom room, the Sumi design captured the effect of ink floating on water.