2016 Swarovski Designers of the Future at Design Miami/ Basel
At the 11th annual Design Miami/ Basel, Swarovski is presenting special installations by designers Yuri Suzuki, Studio Brynjar & Veronika, and Anjali Srinivasan, winners of the 2016 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award.
Gathering inspiration and from Swarovski crystals, the designers are showing an idyllic, futuristic lifestyle. Srinivasan captivates human gestures with her installation Unda, utilizing touch sensitive technology to illuminate her work from the human touch. The light follows the interaction and fades when contact is broken, mastering the tangibility of light in life and the necessity of human connection.
Studio Brynjar & Veronika’s Currents emphasizes the natural beauty needed and portrayed by humanity. The designers recreated those soft moments felt from streams of natural light by employing reflection, refraction, and dispersion of light through crystal blinds. Currents illuminates translucent 3D scans of water on the tiles to ripple liquid crystals, and with the use of transparent crystals, prisms of color danced to the delight of viewers.
Suzuki collaborated with Swarovski’s engineers in Austria to create her musical installation Sharevari. The crystals act as acoustic materials with a mechanical, interactive crystallophone. The engineers developed harmonic frequencies so that when brass hammers contacted the crystal, vibrations converted into beautifully pure sounds that provided views with an engrossing experience.
These futuristic installations are on view at Design Miami/ Basel today through June 19.