From Inspiration to Collection
Atelier Swarovski: The Making of a Masterpiece
Grandeur, charm and unique expression – each piece of Atelier Swarovski traces its journey from the inspired vision of its designer to the setting of precision-cut Swarovski crystal into the finished creation. Enchanted by the endless possibilities offered by crystal, both emerging and established designers partner with Atelier Swarovski to translate their visionary ideas into extraordinary, one-of-a-kind collections.
ATELIER SWAROVSKI JEWELRY
Launching twice a year and arriving in tandem with the fashion world’s calendar of Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections, Atelier Swarovski’s jewelry collections bring concept to life with the premier ingredient of crystal. Swarovski crystal comes in myriad colors, cuts and styles, creating limitless expressions and designs for jewelry and accessories. Positioned at the cutting edge of contemporary creativity, some of Atelier Swarovski’s recent designer collaborations with haute couture houses have showcased new crystal cuts developed specifically for the collection.
ATELIER SWAROVSKI HOME DÉCOR
On debut during the prestigious Salone Del Mobile in Milan, Atelier Swarovski Home is the latest incarnation of Atelier Swarovski. Conceptual and experimental, the inaugural collection brings crystal craftsmanship into a new arena —that of stunning home goods and décor. Showcasing creations by design powerhouses such as the late Dame Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Tord Boontje, and Aldo Bakker, the Atelier Swarovski home collection embraces crystal amidst mixed mediums of wood, plastics and precious metals in a range of interior décor objects.
THE KEY INGREDIENT: SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL
Beauty, as the saying goes, is in the eye of the beholder. Above and beyond subjective perception, the quality and value of crystal can be determined by the criteria outlined below in the 5 C’s of Swarovski Crystal.
The brilliance of the crystal is determined by the cut – the greater the precision, the more exact the faceting, the more prismatic the effect of the crystal and the greater the brilliance in the crystal’s refraction.
The clearer the crystal is from inclusions such as cloudy spots, streaks and bubbles, the more flawless the crystal clarity and the more brilliant the properties.
Perfect crystals are characterized by intensity and fidelity to tone, independent of size and cut. When reflecting light, a crystal with great color gives rise to a fiery play of tones which reveal its hidden spectrum.
Meticulous quality control in Swarovski’s manufacturing process ensures perfectly shaped, flawlessly faceted crystals.
From the sustainable and conscious handling of business to the environmental practices in selecting and composing of crystal ingredients, care is in every part of Swarovski’s crystal making process.