Swarovski has masterminded this unique series of partnerships between designers and manufacturers to discover new and unexpected ways to use crystals in industrial design. SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS at Work was officially launched on the 14th of April at the Triennale during the Milan Furniture Fair.
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After April’s hugely successful premiere at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the major new interiors design initiative from Swarovski – “SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS at Work” – reached now out to New York as part of this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF),.
Bringing together some of the most exciting names in the design world – including Konstantin Grcic, Nendo, MOROSO and BD Barcelona Design – the project shows what happens when ten leading international designers are united with nine of the world’s best industrial design producers. An exclusive selection of furniture and products have been exhibited at the Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ Store at 70 Mercer Street, SoHo, from 14th to 18th May, with a special cocktail in store on 17th May.
The New York exhibition presented the following collections from the project: Eye Collection by Sebastian Bergne for GAIA&GINO; Puzzle Collection by Nendo for GAIA&GINO; Fake Wood Collection by Francois Azambourg for GAIA&GINO; Soft Crystal Series by Gitta Gschwendtner for Quinze & Milan; Lotus Plate by Studio Pei-Zhu for when objects work; Paper Planes Chairs by Doshi Levien for MOROSO.
Building on the success of Triennale and following their première at Salone del Mobile in Milan 2010, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL PALACE have been displaying cutting-edge crystal creations in the course of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2010, which took place 1-10 October.
The resulting exhibition, ’Technolyrical Innovations by Swarovski’ at Künstlerhaus, showcased a selection of their innovations that were exhibited at Salone del Mobile. Commissioned by SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL PALACE, the designers like Vincent Van Duysen set out to interpret the beauty of Swarovski crystal in new and unexpected ways. His designs have formed part of the show in Vienna. Visitors were also able to experience Konstantin Grcic’s designs for ABET LAMINATI using crystals on laminate for the very first time, as well as other innovative applications for the 'SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS at Work' project.
Mr. Grcic held a lecture for the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK Talks on October 9 at the Künstlerhaus Cinema, followed by a Cocktail reception at the Künstlerhaus Gallery.