‘Prologue’, the latest collaborative work between designers Fredrikson Stallard and Swarovski is to make its debut in brilliantly re-imagined form at Design Shanghai, which runs from March 27 to 30, 2015.
Originally shown in raw steel and gold crystal at Art Basel 2014 (Hong Kong and Basel), ‘Prologue’ is a monumental circular sculpture measuring 4m in diameter and holding over 8,000 Swarovski crystal droplets within a patinated steel frame. For Design Shanghai, the designers will recreate the work in galvanized steel and pale blue crystal to symbolize water, our most precious and fundamental resource, to mark the 15th anniversary of the Swarovski Waterschool program.
“Our work with Swarovski is based on a shared understanding of concept, material and form. In this latest instalment in the story of our collaborative vision, we have re-imagined ‘Prologue’ by juxtaposing the pure simplicity of its circular structure with heavy, galvanised steel and the sparkling luminosity of pale blue precision cut crystal.”
Design Shanghai Dates: 27-30 March 2015 Venue: Shanghai Exhibition Centre
Address: 1000 Yan’an Mid Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai, 200040
This post was written by Emily