Swarovski encapsulates the Sun

‘Prologue’ by Fredrikson Stallard is a large-scale outdoor installation that will be prominently displayed in the center of Dubai Design District (d3) throughout Dubai Design Week. Created by the London-based designers in 2014, ‘Prologue’ is a luminous circular sculpture featuring more than 8,000 topaz-colored crystals which shimmer as they reflect and refract the light, mimicking the iconography of the sun. This is the first time ‘Prologue’ will be exhibited in the Middle East.

The debut of ‘Prologue’ in Dubai marks 10 years of Fredrikson Stallard and Swarovski’s design collaborations. Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard have since become leading exponents of British avant-garde design and internationally recognized talents on their own merits. Swarovski aims to showcase their dramatic structure as a beacon of what Swarovski aspire to achieve in their future collaborations with the finest Middle Eastern talents across fashion, jewelry, architecture and design.

Swarovski will also present the latest pieces from Atelier Swarovski’s home décor collections at theSwarovski Creative Center, a hub of ideas and resources for local designers recently opened in d3.Atelier Swarovski’s home accessories are created in collaboration with the world’s leading design talents including Fredrikson Stallard, a range of centerpieces, bowls and candlesticks inspired by the glaciers surrounding Swarovski's headquarters in Austria. The functional and decorative pieces celebrate innovative design and have a strong focus on combining crystal with other materials to bring art and light into the home. These latest additions to the constantly evolving range build on the acclaimed 2016 debut collections.

Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, commented: “We are delighted to return to Dubai Design Week for the second time. This celebration of creativity and innovation has fast established itself as a ‘must-visit’ event in the global design calendar. With our presence at Design Week and the recent opening of the Swarovski Creative Center in d3, we are thrilled to be enhancing our support of the flourishing design scene in Dubai.”