• Tag: swarovski


    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…



    Curiosity | Gwenaël Nicolas.

    1st October

    I’ve been curious about Curiosity (boom-boom!) for quite some time now. So I decided to put an end to it and I looked them up… and – wah wah wee wah – what do you know – their work is totally awesome.

    Curiosity was established back in 1998 by French-born designer Gwenaël Nicolas. He has created everything from perfume bottles with Issey Miyake to store concepts for Uniqlo and high-concept installations for Lexus…



    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…




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