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Glittering Excellence: Vincent van Duysen’s Cascade Chandelier

Presenting Belgian architect Vincent van Duysen‘s Cascade Chandelier, designed for Swarovski‘s Ccrystal Palace series in 2003. The Cascade Chandelier is/was arguably the most stunning piece in the series. stretching a massive 128″ from the ceiling (17.7″ dia at ceiling) the chandelier drapes onto a table or floor using strings of .1W LEDS. 661 pounds. Customization is possible. Shipping charges will apply. Delivery time: 12 to 24 weeks.

Vincent Van Duysen's Cascade Chandelier for Swarovski. Image via Thames and Hudson, from the monograph Vincent van Duysen; Compete Works.

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Reflections of Excellency Past: Paul Cocksedge Studio at The Swarovski Crystal Palace 2008

Remembering “Veil” by Paul Cocksedge Studio, a 4 metre high curtain of 1, 440 Swarolvski crystals, presented in Milan at the Swarovski Crystal Palace 2008. “‘Veil’ creates an illusion; when viewed through a mirror, the shimmering curtain reveals its hidden secret: an iconic image set within the canvas of crystals, and when the viewer looks back at the curtain the image disappears. Cocksedge saw this first edition of “Veil” for Swarovski Crystal Palace as a romantic illusion.”

Mirror, mirror, on the wall...: "Veil" by Paul Cocksedge, presented at the Swarovski Crystal Palace in Milan in 2008. Image via Swarovski Crystal Palace.

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Crystalline Excellence: Rogier van der Heide’s Dream Cloud

Presenting an image of Dutch architectural lighting designer Rogier van der Heide‘s “Dream Cloud,” an installation consisting of 1,500 crystals, some of them coated with transparent magenta and cyan paint, forming a surreal cloud floating above a field of genuine black tulips from The Netherlands. Says van der Heide: “I present Swarovski Crystal Palace in Milan as a dreamy cloud of crystals, a three-dimensional sculpture that expresses the natural, magical, imaginative and beautiful. “Dream Cloud” consists out of thousands, pure, untreated small crystals, floating in the air, transforming a black space by giving it a point of gravity: the epicentre of the visitor’s attention. And on the floor, moving clouds form a surreal, magical carpet. Guests wander through and realise that Swarovski elevates them above the clouds, where the shimmering crystals, bathing in cool blue moonlight, make a dream come true.”  The sculpture “is an interpretation of the crystals’ purest, most intrinsic features: how they spark our imagination, and make our dreams come true. It relies on the natural beauty of the crystals and has the magic of Northern Light.”

Roger van der Heide's "Dream Cloud' installation, presented at the Swarovski Crystal Palace 2010 in Milan.

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