Iris Light by Fredrikson Stallard
by Harry / June 14, 2011

For this year's Swarovski Crystal Palace at Design Miami/Basel designers Fredrikson Stallard have created a new collection called Iris, a unique interpretation of the human eye.

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This is Swarovski's first time at Design Miami/ Basel, and the decision to work again with Fredrikson Stallard represents a renewed focus on the art world for Swarovski Crystal Palace.


Says Swarovski, "Consisting of four separate pieces combining Swarovski crystal and different metal treatments, from gold leaf to corten, Iris dramatically embodies the allure of the human eye."


"Subtle distinctions in the configuration of the crystals reflect its illusive qualities, while the sheer scale of the work - each piece is 1.5 metres in diameter and contains over six hundred hand-cut crystals - produces an imposing yet captivating presence that immediately draws the viewer in."


Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard explain: "The eye has always been significant since prehistoric times as a representation of gods or of the soul. We have taken the physical qualities of Swarovski crystals and translated these into the psychological realm of how we as humans observe, perceive and reflect our surroundings. In this way they act as a link between ourselves and the objects, which in turn observe us back."


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