Swarovski has pulled out all stops for this month's Crystal Palace, calling in five design world heavyweights to create a series of one-off installations for Milan's Salone del Mobile.
Drawing on Swarovski crystal for inspiration, Tokujin Yoshioka, Gwenaël Nicolas, Yves Béhar, Rogier van der Heide and Vincent van Duysen have each been commissioned to come up with a crystalline reinterpretation of the traditional chandelier, as Nadja Swarovski says: 'Our designer collaborations not only push the boundaries of the designers' own work but also of the use of Swarovski crystal in an artistic, decorative and functional way.'
Curated by the Wapping Project's very own Jules Wright - whose background in theatre has no doubt informed her Crystal Palace concept -- the show features a series of rooms, in which visitors will find each designer's work ensconced within various palatial backdrops.
Each of the rooms have been inspired by palaces from around the globe, including Versailles and its hall of mirrors, the Winter Palace in St Petersburg and Tokyo's Imperial palace. The final room of the exhibition will feature a special exhibition, in celebration of some of the most innovative Crystal Palace concepts from the past eight years.
To learn more about the designers, curator and this month's Crystal Palace commissions see the links below.
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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.
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