Chamber of Wonder

Since its Grand Reopening in 2011, Swarovski Innsbruck has housed its own Chamber of Wonder, modeled after Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds).

Visualizing The Invisible, 2019

by Iris van Herpen

Since November 2022, the first floor in the Kristallwelten Store Innsbruck is home to a new Chamber of Wonder. With her larger-than-life glass sculpture "Visualizing The Invisible", Dutch designer Iris van Herpen shows us an extraordinary and unique work of art.

The centerpiece of the installation is a larger-than-life glass sculpture in the shape of a face, in which the contours of a woman can be seen ghostly. Using the science of bionics to explore the forces behind nature's forms, Iris van Herpen modeled the female form in fine lines for this installation. The sculpture was created in collaboration with glass artist Bernd Weinmayer. The backdrop is a striped curtain printed with cloud patterns. A green laser line moves sideways across the mask and seems to scan the fine facial features and their structures like a scanner. The installation is expanded by another dimension through the reflection in the floor, in keeping with the motto "Visualizing The Invisible".

 >> Link to the artist Iris van Herpen


Spread over two floors of the store, there are installations of various artists and innovations made out of and using crystal.