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art spaces

Installations of MANISH ARORA and Simon costin

Spaces within spaces: they are one of the architectural trademarks of Swarovski Wien. The art spaces illustrate the link between Vienna City Center’s popular shopping mile and Swarovski’s shimmering shopping worlds, but they are far more than a conceptual parallel: They are a platform for artists.

The Enchanted Garden

of Simon Costin - until the end of August 2018

“The Enchanted Garden” is the theme for renowned British stage designer Simon Costin’s latest impressive work with Swarovski crystals in the Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Wien and Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens. His sparkling floral creations made of crystal are the perfect way to welcome the spring.

Victorian winter gardens were the inspiration for Simon Costin’s striking crystal installation in the art space at the Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Wien. Two rattan chairs invite passers-by to linger in the garden – and not just in the figurative sense.

Visitors to the Store can step into the art space, right into the sparkling garden, take some amazing photos amongst the shimmering flowers, and share this extraordinary moment with friends. Keeping guests company in this magical scene is a mannequin, whose gown is dotted with crystal flowers in all kinds of shapes and colors.

>> Designer Simon Costin

Life is BEautiful

of Manish Arora

Indian fashion designer Manish Arora has been a key name on the catwalks at international fashion weeks for over ten years now.His fans include stars such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga. Under the banner “Life is Beautiful,” he has now created a collection of imaginative, colorful installations at the Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Wien.


“Life is Beautiful” was also the theme of Manish Arora’s very first fashion show, and it encapsulates the philosophy this optimistic fashion designer lives by each and every day, always remaining true to his Indian roots. The new installations are characteristic for his work – a radiant representation of his dynamic designs.

Opulent clothing set amid intense, festive colors and playful scenes inspire a delightful joie de vivre among visitors, making it irresistible to linger and explore these imaginative displays and sets, which show just what it is that makes life so beautiful.


The smaller display windows have cheerful titles such as “Happiness,” “Joy,” “Celebration,” and “Circus.” They display the Indian designer’s opulent fashion creations amid the most varied, multicolored backgrounds: tropical flower gardens with agile dragonflies and enchanting butterflies; playful sugary landscapes with tempting, sparkling cupcakes, donuts, and ice cream cones; dreamy underwater worlds with seashells and anchors; and delightful circus scenes with merry-go-rounds and tiger themes. 

>> More about the designer Manish Arora


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