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Luminous Reflections

Luminous Reflections

I was given the opportunity to design my own crystal shapes and to create chandeliers with these new crystals. I was interested in using crystal to make a “soft light” effect, a quality of light you can see in a snowy landscape or as dancing light reflections on a lake.

To achieve this, I first studied light effects and tried to understand what shapes of crystals would work best. I made many visits to the Swarovski archives of jewellery and chandelier components which go back over 100 years. I was looking at the light / crystal interaction and, based on this research, I formed my first ideas of organic shaped crystals. Then I worked closely with the Swarovski team to develop these ideas into frosted crystals with internal lighting and polished crystals with curved surfaces.

To create a crystal chandelier, you must understand how light and crystal work together. I believe that the challenge is to create something contemporary, which has a relevance to our world. The reward can be a chandelier which completely transforms a room and makes you feel happy, energised and inspired.

Luminous Reflections comprises four lighting pieces - Luminous Bough, Lustrous Aura, Shimmering Jewel, Radiant Light - and three specially developed lighting components - Arc, Swirl, Circle.

Many hours were spent in the Swarovski archive when designing the crystal components, resulting in a collection that builds a bridge between the organic shapes inspired by nature and the world of Swarovski jewellery.

2017 marks 15 years of collaboration between Swarovski and Tord Boontje.

A quality of light

you can see in a snowy landscape

or as dancing light reflections on a lake

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Photography by Mark Cocksedge, Swarvoski