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Swarovski - Sparkling Grandeza
von Vera Siegmund | 3/30/2008

Swarovski has long since ceased to celebrate all its countless variants on light and crystal with glittering necklaces. Thus, the company has had internationally renowned designers re-interpret the classical crystal candelabras - the likes of Ron Arad, Ingo Maurer, Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid have all been involved in the code name "Crystal Palace" project.
At Light+Building 2008 the focus is on combining crystal and LED technology. Here, the crystal refracts the light and casts it as rays onto the wall or ceiling without the source of the light being readily apparent. The "Crystal StarLED" and "Crystal StarLED Deluxe" spotlights feature light diodes set into the luminaires' bodies in such a way that only the crystal is visible. Depending on the cut of the crystal, different lighting effects are cast on the ceiling, with diameters of up to one meter. For the smaller of the two, "Crystal StarLED" there are now colored crystals available, too. The flush-mounted "Crystal Attraction Noblesse" spotlight, by contrast, has a suspended fully-cut and ring-shaped crystal, while for the "Atlas Select" luminaire the ring of crystal is mounted in front of the reflector. "Jazz" and "Swing", two square flush-mounted spots each have 18 colored LEDs and are ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications.Light+Building 2008
Swarovski Crystal Palace - Hall 1.1 Booth C 41
Swarovski - Hall 1.1 Booth C 21

www.swarovski.com
www.swarovski.com/architecture
www.swarovskisparkles.com
Light Sock by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Sparkle Shady by Jaime Hayon
Light Sock by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Sparkle Shady by Jaime Hayon
Jazz