Crystal Palace: Swarovski – Teneues
Launched in 2002, Swarovski Crystal Palace is a shimmering series of sculptural pieces that had its debut at the Milan Furniture Fair. This ongoing forum has commissioned such noteworthy talents as Ron Arad, Zaha Hadid and Ross Lovegrove to develop original artworks in crystal. Through a brief history of Swarovski crystal we learn of its refined tradition as well as its bold vision for the future. Along the way, we delve deeper into the Crystal Palace designers, with interviews and articles on their individual philosophies. We follow the pieces step by step through design and construction. We see the works on display in such venues as Salone del Mobile, Design Miami, MoMA and the Barbican. We also glimpse the artworks in the homes of celebrities and other persons of note, such as the Swarovski family members themselves.