Crystallized Carousel

by Jaime Hayon

Swarovski has collaborated with award-winning artist-designer Jaime Hayon to create Carousel, a magnificent interactive installation adorned with 15 million Swarovski crystals. The experience is open to visitors at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Austria.

Black-and-white, modern, with 15 million Swarovski crystals 

Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has designed a striking black-and-white carousel to juxtapose with the lush greenery of the Garden within Kristallwelten. The contemporary design reimagines the traditional carousel while retaining its nostalgic appeal.

The monochrome design shimmers with 15 million Swarovski crystals across 12 ceiling panels and 16 wall panels and is illuminated with warm lighting to create a dreamlike atmosphere. Hayon was inspired by folklore and fairy tales to create the fantasy characters for the seats. Whimsical faces decorate the roof and the surrounding fence, expressing the joy, surprise and delight that riding a carousel brings.

Family-oriented - in the south-west corner of the Garden

Located in the south-west corner of the Garden, Carousel joins other family-oriented installations including André Heller’s ‘Labyrinth’, a four-story high playtower and an outdoor playground. Interspersed throughout the rest of the Garden are works by famed creators including CAO PERROT, Fredrikson Stallard, Erwin Wurm, Bruno Gironcoli, Thomas Bayrle, Martin Gostner, Kwangho Lee and Alois Schild..

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Carousel was awarded the Wallpaper* Design Award 2020 as “Best Ride”.

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