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September 2018

Highlight of the Night

Highlight of the Night

Over the summer we’ve been bashing clay with a rock, firing up the kiln to 830 degrees, experimenting with glass and learning to weld. The resulting light, chair and pair of vases created exclusively for Future Heritage went on display during Decorex.

Highlight of the Night began from a desire to make a cast glass disc as a light.

Meandering Chair is an experiment in using a minimal amount of material to make an elegant seat.

For the With or Without You vases engraved glass is given a weightless quality.

August 2018

Future Heritage at Decorex

Future Heritage at Decorex

The moon, planets and tattoos are a couple of the inspirations for our new body of work being presented as part of Future Heritage, a showcase for the best of contemporary craft. These one-off pieces have been handcrafted in the workshop through casting, welding and engraving.

Curated by Corinne Julius, Future Heritage is part of Decorex, the international show for the luxury interiors and design market, and is a space for the Decorex community to discover and support collectible artists and designers.

Decorex takes place from 16-19 September in London’s Syon Park.

Decorex
Syon Park
Stand F2

You can register to visit here.

April 2018

Milan 2018

Milan 2018

Join us in Milan where we'll be celebrating the art of tapestry at the Moroso showroom and will have other new pieces on show at Salone del Mobile.

 

Moroso Showroom
Via Pontaccio 8 
20121 Milan

Salone del Mobile
Pavilion 16
Stand A29/B22
Milan Fairgrounds
Rho (Milan)

 

Luminous Reflections will also be making it's debut in Milan. The collection, which marks 15 years of collaboration with Swarovski, will be presented alongside our Blossom chandelier as part of Swarovski Crystal Palace in The Courtyard at Palazzo Serbelloni.

 

Swarovski Palazzo
The Courtyard at Palazzo Serbelloni
Corso Venezia 16
20122 Milan

 

See you there between 17-22 April!

March 2018

Design Shanghai

Design Shanghai

Tord was invited to speak at the 2018 Design Shanghai design forum and to be a member of the judging panel for AD China’s Emerging Chinese Designer Platform.

Under the theme ‘Design Visionaries’ Tord’s talk, titled Visual Lyricism & The Art of Enrichment was an overview of his work with an emphasis on his 15-year collaboration with Swarovski, from the first Blossom chandelier to the new collection Luminous Reflections, which was also presented at Design Shanghai this year.

In AD China’s Emerging Chinese Design Platform, 10 of China’s most influential emerging designers presented their work, with one being awarded best Emerging Chinese Designer Award at Design Shanghai 2018.

February 2018

Daffodil for Marie Curie’s Garden of Light

Daffodil for Marie Curie’s Garden of Light

We’ve been invited to create one of several bespoke, sculptural daffodils to be exhibited as part of Marie Curie’s Garden of Light from 1 to 11 March 2018.

Made from mild steel and brass, the daffodil is laser cut in England, hand formed and painted in the studio, and finished with Swarovski Crystals on the leaves and petals.

The installation in Paternoster Square, overlooking St Pauls Cathedral in London, will be a unique and reflective space filled with 4,000 handcrafted daffodils that the public will be able to visit.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign. Every March, millions of people across the UK support this fundraising event by making a small donation to Marie Curie to wear a daffodil pin. The money raised through the appeal helps Marie Curie provide free care and support to people living with terminal illnesses.

December 2017

Paper, Present at the Daelim Museum

Paper, Present at the Daelim Museum

Midsummer Light and Until Dawn are two of the pieces included in a group exhibition of selected works made of paper at the Daelim Museum in Seoul, Korea.

On now until 27 May 2018, Paper, Present features the works of 10 artists from various fields that reveal the intrinsic qualities and pure beauty of paper.

The Daelim Museum features creative exhibitions on various genres: design, photography, fashion and collector’s collection under the theme of ‘Leading Lifestyle with Art’.

December 2017

Winter Pavilion at Swarovski Kristallwelten

Winter Pavilion at Swarovski Kristallwelten

Our Winter Pavilion has opened in Swarovski Kristallwelten.

Imagined as a frozen romantic winter palace which has become overgrown, the pavilion also features our animated story 'The Winterstar', a tale about the time the Winterstar went missing and all the forest creatures worked together to bring it back.

Along with the Christmas Star which tops the magnificent Christmas tree, our installation of sparkling sculptures and the Christmas windows for the Swarovski stores in Innsbruck and Vienna, we’ve created a lot of magical sparkle at Swarovski this year.

Find out more about the Winter Pavilion.

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