Prologue

Installation

Designed by Fredrikson Stallard


14-17 November | 10am – 10pm
18 November | 10am – 7pm

Centre Core, Dubai Design District (d3)

Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard began working together in 1995 and are recognized today as leading exponents of avant-garde design. Swarovski and Fredrikson Stallard have been collaborating on spectacular crystal creations for the past ten years, presenting projects such as the mesmerizing eye-like installation Iris, the striking geometric ‘Armory’ jewelry collection for Atelier Swarovski, and the Eden Chamber of Wonder at Swarovski Kristallwelten in Wattens, which resembles a fairytale crystal forest.

Prologue is a monumental, freestanding sculpture weighing 1.2 tons and holding over 8,000 amber-coloured Swarovski crystal droplets within its 4m-diameter, patinated steel frame. The luminous ring mimics the golden sun and its endless circle represents new beginnings, life and rebirth. The work was originally unveiled at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2014.

Fredrikson Stallard says: “Our partnership with Swarovski is based on a common vision of concept, material and form. In Prologue we are exploring ways of playing with contrasts – a simple, round shape and the shimmering luminosity of precisely cut crystal creates an oversized lens that reflects the light with incredible intensity. Prologue is the latest milestone in the history of our common vision.

Presented by Swarovski

Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewellery, accessories and lighting. The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has approximately 2,800 stores in around 170 countries, more than 27,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2016. A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage.