Swarovski Crystal Palace and Fredrikson Stallard previously collaborated on a number of highprofile projects, most recently four crystal chandeliers for the newly re-opened Savoy Grill. “Fredrikson Stallard’s relationship with Swarovski Crystal Palace has evolved greatly over the years, as they have constantly explored its potential as a material,” commented Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Executive Board. “Their work stands out for its ability to use the language of design to create sublime artistic pieces.
Design Miami/Basel was the ideal platform for Swarovski Crystal Palace to delve deeper and experiment with the provocative divide between art and design. As the designers explain, “The eye has always been significant since prehistoric times as a representation of gods or of the soul. We have taken the physical qualities of Swarovski crystals and translated these into the psychological realm of how we as humans observe, perceive and reflect our surroundings. In this way they act as a link between ourselves and the objects, which in turn observe us back.”