fredrikson stallard suspends 8,000 golden swarovski crystals in a luminous ring
 
fredrikson stallard suspends 8,000 golden swarovski crystals in a luminous ring
may 17, 2014

fredrikson stallard suspends 8,000 golden swarovski crystals in a luminous ring

fredrikson stallard suspend 8,000 golden swarovski crystals in a luminous ring
all images courtesy of fredrikson stallard

 

 

 

 

swarovski presents ‘prologue’, an installation created by london-based designers fredrikson stallard for art basel in hong kong at PMQ on may 13 2014. the giant outdoor sculpture mimics the iconography of the sun, shimmering as it constantly reflects and refracts light. visitors entering the courtyard are instantly drawn to its circular metal form, which stands 4m in height, holding over 8,000 golden swarovski crystal droplets suspended within its frame.

 

the simplicity of the luminous ring allows the observer to feel a primeval connection with the sun, playing with natural light by transforming and transmuting its environment throughout the day. nadja swarovski, member of the swarovski executive board, described the installation as ‘a bold and confident symbol of life and rebirth — but it is also a symbol of change and mutability: just as night follows day, nothing remains the same.’

fredrikson stallard swarovski prologue
8,000 golden swarovski crystal droplets are suspended within its frame

fredrikson stallard swarovski prologue
visitors entering the courtyard are instantly drawn to its circular metal form

fredrikson stallard swarovski prologue
the luminous ring allows the observer to feel an instant relationship with the sun

fredrikson stallard swarovski prologue
the design transmits light from its environment throughout the day

 

 

 

following its presentation in art basel in hong kong at PMQ, ‘prologue’ has been installed for swarovski at design miami/basel 2014 in switzerland.

fredrikson stallard suspends 8,000 golden swarovski crystals in a luminous ring
installation view at design miami/ basel
image © james harris

fredrikson stallard suspends 8,000 golden swarovski crystals in a luminous ring
detail of the lower half of the ring
image © james harris

fredrikson stallard suspends 8,000 golden swarovski crystals in a luminous ring
the crystals are suspended within a patinated steel frame suspended from a beam
image © james harris

fredrikson stallard suspends 8,000 golden swarovski crystals in a luminous ring
8,000 golden swarovski crystal droplets
image © james harris

 

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