Glittering talent: 2015 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award winners revealed

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4176488263001 The winners of the Swarosvki Designers of the Future 2015 Design Miami/Basel award have been revealed. From left to right, Tomás Alonso, Studio Swine and Elaine Ng Yan Ling
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Milan's Salone del Mobile has today played host to yet another design innovation, with the announcement of the 2015 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award (opens in new tab) winners.

Hong Kong's Elaine Ng Yan Ling (opens in new tab) and London-based Tomás Alonso (opens in new tab) and Studio Swine (opens in new tab) scooped up the prestigious prize, which will see the young talents collaborate with Swarovski to produce works for the 10th anniversary edition of Design Miami/ Basel (opens in new tab) (16-21 June).

Selected by a jury of leading figures in the design world, including Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers, Swarovski (opens in new tab)'s Nadja Swarovski and fuseproject (opens in new tab) founder Yves Behar among others, the award is known as an annual indicator of the most exciting names to watch in the industry. Previous laureates include Asif Khan, Philippe Malouin, Bethan Laura Wood and Max Lamb. The latter three are showcasing impressive collections during this very Salone season.

As part of the award, this year's victors visited Swarovski's historic base in Wattens, Austria, to draw inspiration from the crystal brand's legacy of creativity and innovation. With the archives, workshops and various programs at their fingertips, the designers had plenty to play with, as illustrated in the film - revealed exclusively by Wallpaper* first - featured here.

Rodman Primack, executive director of Design Miami/, spoke of the significance of the prize to the artists and the design community as a whole. 'This year's winners are perfect examples of the kind of talent we are eager to shine a light on; they experiment with materials, push the traditional boundaries of design and bring fresh energy and ideas to the collectible design market.'

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Tomás Alonso is a London-based designer, born in Spain, known for his simple aesthetic and functionality. Here, he selects crystals from the collection at Swarovski's historic Austrian base in Wattens

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A man and woman are standing.

Studio Swine, which stands for Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers, is an Anglo-Japanese duo comprising of architect Azusa Murakami and artist Alexander Groves.

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On left side a woman is busy in reading and making notes and on right side a woman is watching at lights.

Hong Kong's Elaine Ng Yang Ling is the third winner. She is shown here at Wattens

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Both are in discussion.

The trip to Wattens was organised as part of the award. With the archives, workshops and various programs at their fingertips, the designers had plenty to play with

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A woman is check the crystals.

Elaine Ng Yan Ling looks at crystals

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Both are thinking and holding boxes

Studio Swine peeking in draws

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A man is standing and watching lights.

Alonso inspects one of Swarovksi's glittering chandeliers

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Both are looking at crystal.

The purpose of the visit was for the winners to draw inspiration from the crystal brand's legacy of creativity and innovation

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A man is green colored dress is discussion some important things.

Alonso in his London studio

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