Atelier Swarovski Home to unveil its latest collection at upcoming Downtown Design
Building on the brand’s heritage of innovative design and crystal craftsmanship, the latest Atelier Swarovski Home collections include collaborations with Spanish designer Tomás Alonso and Milan-based Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola. Tomas Alonso’s ‘Prism’ collection is a series of contemporary trays that demonstrate the designer’s signature color play, with jewel-toned eye-catching crystal prisms contrasting with white Italian Carrara marble bases. Patricia Urquiola’s ‘Brillo’ collection is a series of iridescent containers covered in shimmering bespoke opal crystals meticulously hand-applied at Swarovski’s headquarters in Austria. The containers invite interaction and can be molded into different forms and shapes.
In addition, Atelier Swarovski has collaborated with famed Viennese glassmakers J. & L. Lobmeyr to create the Atelier Swarovski x Lobmeyr ‘Nest’ collection, a series of classic tumblers in green, blue, clear and rosaline colorways, featuring a hand-cut organic geometric pattern. Also on show is celebrated fashion house Peter Pilotto’s ‘Arbol’ collection, a striking series of brass candle holders with structural forms and vibrant color combinations, handmade in Italy and illuminated by precision-cut Swarovski crystals; and the ‘Plinth’ collection designed by Kim Thomé, contrasting clean-edged metal with faceted crystal in a set of eye-catching crystal holders.
Alongside the designer collaborations, Atelier Swarovski presents its in-house collections, designed under the creative direction of Nadja Swarovski. The Crystal Garden collection is a series of four fragrant candles, each featuring a faceted design and sparkling crystal stone that corresponds with its scent. Keepsake boxes from the Rock collection feature a mirrored-metal base with a precision-cut crystal lid, and a candle holder is crafted from pure crystal. The iconic Aurora Borealis crystal effect used throughout creates kaleidoscopic effects and dazzling optical illusions.
Nadja Swarovski, chair and creative director of Atelier Swarovski, commented: “We are delighted to present our latest Atelier Swarovski Home collections at Downtown Design Dubai, with a range of pieces which celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship of our master cutters and the incredible creative vision of our design collaborators. This year we are pleased to showcase the inspirational work of Tomás Alonso and Patricia Urquiola, two of Spain’s leading design practitioners and global talents, as well as a stunning new collaboration with Austrian fine glassmakers Lobmeyr.”