INNOVATION AND DESIGN EVOLVE IN MILAN
Atelier Swarovski Home to debut new collections at Salone del Mobile
At the core of Atelier Swarovski Home is a drive to present covetable, innovative objects for the home, working with the world’s leading luminaries in design and architecture. Celebrating new collections for 2017, Atelier Swarovski Home returns to Salone del Mobile in Milan, where the brand’s debut collection had launched just one year earlier.
The offerings to be exhibited will include pieces manufactured with Swarovski’s radiant crystal, mixed together with materials like marble, heavy metal, and resin for a contemporary twist. The collections were developed to enhance and balance Atelier Swarovski Home’s existing range. Guests including design collectors and enthusiasts will view the forward-thinking collections, conceived of by preeminent talents including Barbara Barry, Studio Brynjar and Veronika, Greg Lynn, Andre Kikoski, Tomás Alonso, and Aldo Bakker, at the stunning 19th century Palazzo Crespi in Milan from April 4 – 6.
German-Icelandic duo, Studio Brynjar and Veronika, based off of their 2016 Swarovski Designers of the Future presentation at Design Miami/ Basel, created a series of colorful, abstract paperweights for the collection. This reimagining of traditionally simple home décor will also be noticeable in NYC architect Andre Kikoski’s trays, boxes, and candleholders in multiple textures, in addition to American interiors icon Barbara Barry’s multi-purpose candleholders in mixed materials. For a nod to nature, influential architect Greg Lynn selected earthy elements of turned oak, accented with precision-cut stones, crafted for an at-home bar. Also on display will be Aldo Bakker’s range of playful crystal objects including bottle stoppers, hand -lenses and lollipop magnifiers and Tomás Alonso’s signature color play so inventively reimagined in a collection of contemporary trays.