Cascade by Vincent van Duysen
Vincent van Duysen designed “Cascade” for Swarovski Crystal Palace. The opulent, three metre high chandelier cascades from above, alluding to the torrent of a waterfall. It was created using flowing chains of Swarovski crystals intermingled with strands of LEDs. “Cascade” celebrates crystal and light in the grandest sense of the great chandelier tradition.
In 2007 “Cascade” was used as a spectacular prop in the filming of “Ocean’s Thirteen” starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Ice Branch by Tord Boontje
Ice Branch was originally designed by Tord Boontje as part of his poetic and dazzling scheme at the Swarovski Fashion Rocks event in 2005. Combining stark clear Swarovski crystals on a naturalistic branch, Boontje creates an icy and beautifully sculptural chandelier.
Mini Voyage by Yves Béhar
Mini Voyage is a scaled-down rendition of an original chandelier conceived by Yves Béhar for Swarovski Crystal Palace. The original, Voyage, is a 4.5m structure created for New York’s JFK airport. No less impressive in effect, Mini Voyage retains the design qualities of the original but is approximately 2m in length and contains 10,000 Swarovski crystals, lit internally by white LEDs.
Downstairs, the universal secrets of mathematics, captured in crystalline art, await the visitor. The “Fractal Station” consists of 4,423 individual cubes that form a symmetrical arrangement of endless, self-similar repetitions. In doing so, it cites a basic principle of crystal, namely its structural regularity and demonstrates a study of the duality of platonic bodies. A magical wall made of lamellae in motion serves as a background, displaying a new image at every glance.
For information about the artists Vincent van Dysen, Tord Boontje und Yves Béhar.