'CYANOMETER' BY MARJAN VAN AUBEL FOR SWAROVSKI
Swarovski returns as Official Partner of Art Central in 2018, presenting Marjan van Aubel’s ‘Cyanometer’.
Marjan van Aubel is a specialist in solar design, uniting sustainability, design and technology in her work. The innovative lighting design incorporates a portable solar cell with a custom-made Swarovski crystal, which enhances the harvesting of the sun’s energy. The stored energy is then used to power the light sources of ‘Cyanometer’ – named after the 1789 invention used to measure the color of the sky.
Van Aubel was one of three winners of the 2017 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award, which challenged emerging designers to work with crystal beyond pure product design and represent conceptually or technologically vanguard approaches. With ‘Cyanometer’, Van Aubel uses Swarovski crystals to make solar cells more efficient. By cutting the crystals at certain angles, light is refracted with an intense focus on the solar cells, increasing its efficiency. The emphasis on solar energy reduces waste and presents a sustainable alternative to traditional power resources.
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Launching exclusively at Art Central for pre-order in Hong Kong, Atelier Swarovski Home debuts exciting new collections of covetable home accessories created in collaboration with the world’s leading design talents. Celebrating innovative design, the latest pieces from Atelier Swarovski Home build on the acclaimed 2016 debut collection with functional and decorative table-top objects, home accessories and gifts, which all have a strong focus on combining crystal with other materials.
The range includes a series of colourful and sleek pure-crystal paper weights by Studio Brynjar and Veronika, based on their 2016 Swarovski Designers of the Future presentation at Design Miami/ Basel; American interior design icon Barbara Barry’s series of multi-functional candle holders and vases in mellow hues; and a multi-textured collection of boxes and candle holders by New York architect Andre Kikoski. Following the success of his modular vase from Atelier Swarovski Home’s debut collection, Aldo Bakker returns with a series of bottle stoppers and playful paper weight lenses. Also collaborating with Atelier Swarovski Home for a second time, Tomás Alonso has created an evolution of his original collection of contemporary trays, featuring his signature colour play.