Projects: Installations

 

Chambers of Wonder

The Chambers of Wonder at Swarovski Kristallwelten in Austria, have fascinated the public for 20 years. In 2015, a new era of wonder began. As part of this, Studio Tord Boontje re-designed their romantic winter landscape: Silent Light.

At the center of Silent Light is the eponymous, spectacularly sparkling Silent Light crystal tree by designers Tord Boontje and Alexander McQueen, one of the most photographed objects in Swarovski Crystal Worlds. Commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum for the main hall of the museum in December 2003, the 6-metre high tree with 150,000 sparkling Swarovski crystals, which inspired Tord to create a complete Chamber of Wonder, evoke images of a bone-chillingly cold and yet heartwarmingly romantic winter landscape. The whole tree stands on a large turntable and slowly rotates around, creating a vibrant sparkling effect.

2015  •  Swarovski Kristallwelten

Related projects: Silent Light

Chambers of Wonder, Installations, Studio Tord Boontje
Chambers of Wonder, Installations, Studio Tord Boontje
Chambers of Wonder, Installations, Studio Tord Boontje

Photography by Swarovski Kristallwelten