Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 13TH JANUARY 2013

ADDRESS
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 2YD 
 
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Dates:
5th September 2012 until 13th January 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
10am-5.45pm daily. Last admission 5.15pm
 
PRICES
£10 (Adults), £9 (Concs), £6 (Students), FREE (Under 12s)
 

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Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum The meaning of memory in the digital age is explored through the Design Museum's Digital Crystal exhibition, a display which includes the works for 15 leading figures in design who have been commissioned by Swarovski crystal in the past decade. Internationally renowned artist, architect and designer Ron Arad is just one of the designers taking part. Through Ron Arad's Lolita chandelier anyone anywhere in the world can take part in the exhibition using Twitter (hashtag #digitalcrystal) or texting +44 (0)7860 021492. Their message will appear in the 1000 LEDs hidden in the crystals of Arad's Lolita, created for Swarovski Crystal Palace in 2004 and completely redesigned for this exhibition. Philippe Malouin's Blur, influenced by the CERN Hadron Collider, spins a Swarovski crystal at speed creating a colourful spectrum of light while design duo Fredrikson Stallard revisit their seminal 2007 Pandora chandelier. Alongside the contemporary works - Maarten Baas, rAndom International, Yves Behar, Troika and Fredrikson Stallard are just some of the 15 designers who have produced new or updated installations for the exhibition - are a selection of pieces from the Swarovski archives, juxtaposing old and new and so highlighting the changes in the digital age.

 

About Design Museum

Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There are two main galleries, and the collections trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works. More about Design Museum

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Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum   Holo Center Table by Marcus Tremonto for Swarovski, image courtesy of David Levene  

   
Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum  - Holo Center Table by Marcus Tremonto for Swarovski, image courtesy of David Levene

Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum Holo Center Table by Marcus Tremonto for Swarovski, image courtesy of David Levene 

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