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    Haunting Sculptures Covered in Sparkling Crystals by Nicola Bolla.

    8th November

    There’s nothing like a good dose of irony to get my attention. Make that a visually-arresting, beautiful-looking kind of irony, and I’m all ears… I mean eyes. These haunting sparkling crystal sculptures are the work of Italian artist Nicola Bolla. Mr Bolla is a medical doctor who divides his time between his two passions – art and medicine. These passions are linked in his desire to create objects of tremendous beauty that gives pleasure to the mind and senses. From sparking toilets, to cold weapons, assault rifles and human remains, innocent and pretty Swarovski crystals have never looked more sinister…

    The Crystal Dome at Swarovski Kristallwelten // Wattens, Austria.

    14th December

    This mesmerising space is The Crystal Dome at Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds) – the company’s museum and headquarters located in Wattens in Austria. The Crystal Dome was specifically designed to capture the feeling of being inside a crystal. There are 595 mirrors that cover the dome’s walls, creating a kaleidoscope of shifting shapes, reflections and colours, that gradually reveal hidden works of art…

    Baccarat Highlights | Milan 2011.

    20th May

    In a highly publicised and much talked about event, French crystal house Baccarat presented an exhibition which featured reinterpretations of classic chandeliers by eight internationally renowned designers – Philippe Starck, Michele De Lucchi, Eriko Horiki, Jaime Hayon, Yann Kersalé,Arik Levy, Alain Moatti & Henri Rivière.

    Exhibition took place at Palazzo Morando (Via Sant’Andrea 6) in a series of cascading rooms with dream-like scenery and soundscapes. My personal favourites were the chandeliers by Eriko Horiki who combined Japanese Washi paper with crystal; Jamie Hayon’s sweet little Candy Light and Philippe Starck’s quirky and highly conceptual “Marie Coquine” chandelier which was housed within an umbrella hanging off a support tripod structure on castors and counterbalanced by a boxing bag (WHAT? I know, it’s sounds crazy, but trust me – it’s awesome)…

    Swarovski Crystal Palace | Milan 2010.

    3rd May

    Swarovski Crystal Palace on Zona Tortona was a breathtaking experience that I definitely will not forget in a hurry. Although I did expect to see a series of visually striking installations, the experience of seeing other visitors standing quietly in complete awe in each room was something which added to the experience and a created a collective hypnotic state.

    Tokujin Yoshioka, Gwenaël Nicolas, Yves Béhar, Rogier van der Heide and Vincent van Duysen were commissioned to come up with a crystalline reinterpretation of the traditional chandelier…

    Tokujin Yoshioka & Other Rainbow Stories.

    16th February

    hese beautiful images are from the installation by Tokujin Yoshioka – a glass window made up of 500 crystal prisms, which will be exhibited at MUSEUM. beyond museum in Seoul this May. Called “Rainbow Church”, the eight metre-high installation will create rainbows within the space as the light is refracted…

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