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Levy Crystallised

Designer Arik Levy takes on Swarovski in Milan.



BY jesse

February 23rd, 2009


Internationally acclaimed designer, Arik Levy, has been commissioned by Swarovski to create an installation at the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile, Milan, in April.

Titled ‘Osmosis’, the exhibition is inspired by – and constructed with – the concept of crystal. ‘Osmosis’ – ultimate equalisation between and area of high concentration an one of low concentration – is also the theme of the creations, exploring the nature of “[the] osmosis from the urban landscape into the environment of the installation [opening] up a journey into the micro versus macro expression of architecture.”

“In my own personal journey I travel between art and technology, design and engineering, reflection and light,” Levy explains.

“Moving from sculpture to space, through the environmental landscape and seeing the more tangible products, clarifies that this body of work mimics osmosis.”

The Swarovski Crystal Palace aims to highlight the uses and versatility of the Swarovski product, and has previously collaborated with notable architects and designers such as the proflific Zaha Hadid, Yvés Behar, Studio Job, Tom Dixon and Fernando and Humberto Campana.

Levy, though perhaps best known for his furniture designs, is an artist, photographer, filmmaker and product designer. “We are delighted to be working with Arik Levy this year. I admire his work as a designer and am excited by the new dimension that he will bring to Swarovski Crystal Palace,” says Nadja Swarovski.

The exhibition will run from 22 – 27 April 2009 at Ex Magazzini Di Porta Genova, via Valenza 2.

Swarovski Crystal Palace
swarovskicrystalpalace.com

Salone Internazionale Del Mobile
cosmit.it


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