GLACIARIUM COLLECTION | Fredrikson Stallard
Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard began working together in 1995 and are recognized today as leading exponents of avant-garde design. Past collaborations with Swarovski include Eden, an immersive space evocative of a fantastical, archaic forest at Kristallwelten in Austria; Prologue, a huge disk of crystals set in a heavy steel structure that, when lit, takes on the appearance of a full moon, brought down to earth; and the Armory and
Space Flower jewelry collections for Atelier Swarovski.
The Glaciarium collection is inspired by Fredrikson Stallard’s knowledge of Swarovski’s complex crystal production techniques and the behavior of the material in its raw state. Fredrikson Stallard realized that the eccentric forms of their bespoke components would
best be set off in a rigorously geometrical matrix: two of the chandeliers are strictly linear, the other perfectly circular. This sense of contrast is heightened by the use of industrial steel to form the housing for the lights. The mounting is designed so that, as in a traditional chandelier, the crystal components can face different ways, and also shiver and shimmer with a passing breeze or movement, bringing life to the play of refraction. Superline and Voltaire could be used as accent pieces or to light an irregular modern space while Helios, whose title refers to the sun, is a monumental ring of light.