design et al are delighted to announce that Swarovski Lighting have been shortlisted for Lighting – Piece Award within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018.
The Infinite Aura collection designed in collaboration with award-winning, global design and innovation consultancy, IDEO, is an innovative lighting design that is also a work of art. In a unique re-imagining of the conventional chandelier, Infinite Aura consists of a sleek metal disc that holds a ring of precision-cut Swarovski crystals inside its rim. When illuminated with LEDs, the polished circle creates an extraordinary illusion that sends the crystal reflections into infinity. The collection is available in four subtle shades to complement luxurious, contemporary interiors.
Prismatic and enigmatic, Swarovski crystal has a unique way of handling light, catching and holding it as if capturing a sunbeam, then refracting it an extraordinary play of light that delights the senses. Swarovski has a 120-year heritage of master cutting and superior craftsmanship, and features an exclusive crystal cut. The Infinite Aura collection comprises five lighting fixtures: a pendant light in three sizes and a wall/ceiling light in two sizes. The pendants can be customized with a crystal finial, adding a string of brilliantly faceted crystals along the pendant chain that create a play of light even when the light is not on. The Infinite Aura collection connects to a bespoke Swarovski Lighting app, allowing the user to select from five pre-set ‘auras’ and three pre-set ‘effects’, or to customize their own mood to create their unique lighting environment.
The pre-set moods allow users to adjust their lighting environment at the tap of a button. They range from Glowing to Radiant auras, with a radiance to suit every ambience and time of day. The pre-set effects, including Infinite Chase, Infinite Shimmer and Infinite Sparkle produce a slow movement of light and mesmerizing crystal effects to subtly enhance the atmosphere and create a unique space. For added personalization, the Infinite Control app enables users to adapt the lighting to match their mood, whether intimate and cozy or active and stimulating. The LEDs can be dimmed to an impressive 1% and the light temperature can be controlled across the collection from 2700 kelvin up to 6500 kelvin. Once users have discovered their personal preferences, they can save their customized setting and recreate their authentic environment each time they switch on the light.
The Swarovski brand is renowned for its cutting-edge design language that combines crystal and light to produce imaginative light forms, transforming architectural spaces into iconic landmarks of sparkling wonder. Infinite Aura’s contemporary and fresh design language unites expertise in cut crystal with state-of-the-art lighting LED technology and takes its inspiration from nature itself.