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Swarovski might not be easily associated with sustainability, but by constantly commissioning leading design figures to express their most radical ideas they are creating an important experimental platform for innovative manufacturing and mind-blowing technologies.
The centerpiece of Digital Crystal is an explosive 2000 suspended crystals chandelier by Frederikson Stallard that constantly changes shape, creating an emotional spectacle without using a single shining light.
Renowned Ron Arad has created Lolita, a shining cascade made from Swarovski crystals and 1,000 white LEDs that interact with the public displaying text messages or tweets through #DigitalCrystal.
Israeli designer Arik Levy’s interactive installation transforms human movements into explosive digitally-generated crystals.