The 61st Cannes Film Festival, Swarovski shined for the 9th consecutive year at the special suite in the HÃ´tel Martinez.
For the second year in a row, Swarovskiâ€™s artistic director Nathalie Colin Roblique was presenting the Red Carpet Collection – an exceptional range of 10 bags in gold, silver and black.
These exclusive models, worked in luxurious materials such as galuchat, python and crocodile skins, illustrate the technical know-how, characteristic of the Daniel Swarovskiâ€™s Couture line.
Hundreds of Swarovski crystals bring a sparkle of light and colour to a special edition of icansit children’s chairs.
A silver seat base completes the classy looks of an eye-catching child’s chair that would turn heads in every restaurant :)
Featuring sturdy metal frames and supporting armrests, the design is original and contemporary.
Originally designed by Carla Monchen, this Special Edition high chair were nominated for the Kind und Jugend innovations award 2007.
Blake Lively from the hit series Gossip Girl had her work cut out for her at a recent Vanity Fair photo shoot.
Her day included prancing around in a 33-pound Christian Dior gown! The yellow satin gown dazzled with Swarovski crystals detailing, 6,000 sequins and detailed hand stitching.
Brought to you by the couture jewelry designers at Erickson Beamon, this exquisite handmade work of art is called the Glam Rock Chandelier.
Completely covered with Japanese glass pearls and Swarovski crystals, it costs $22,500 (available on vivre.com)
the renowned German manufacturer, Finkeldei has introduced its dazzling range of crystal furniture â€œCrystal Editionâ€ that will spruce-up your home like anything! The alluring range features exclusive upholstered furniture with Swarovski crystals. The Crystal Edition features a breathtaking range of wonderful sofas, armchairs, chaise lounges, tables, beds and accessories to accentuate your decor
Werner Knocher, Managing Director of Finkeldei says: â€œWhen you think of exclusive comfort, crystals donâ€™t necessarily come immediately to mind. Itâ€™s time now to rethink that: Finkeldei is presenting luxurious upholstery creations with twinkling Swarovski crystals at the IMM. Under the name â€œCrystal Editionâ€, we are presenting the art of perfect upholstery.â€
Swedish designers Front created Randomly Crystallised which is a collection of vases and lights for the Swarovski Crystal Palace, a high-end crystal and glass store.
The pieces were made by combining cut crystals with hard blown liquid crystal.
â€œFront has experimented with crystal as a material,â€ the design company says of itself. â€œThey have let the precision-cut crystals merge with hot liquid crystal to create a method where all the objects get an individual expression.â€
Those who once scoffed at the possibilities of water bars and water tastings are starting to change their tune as a new luxury-class of bottled water has emerged and these products are quickly claiming new fans.
Parallels with the wine industry are unavoidable, and similar to the spirit as water is categorized primarily by source. For example, Berg is a brand of water that, as the name suggests, is collected from icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
The claim is that this 15,000-year-old water comes from a time when there were less atmospheric pollutants.
Linkasink, the makers of an array of artisan sinks, is now producing unique porcelain sinks encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
The demand for crystal-encrusted products has lead Linkasink to create beautiful sink designs that feature hand-placed Swarovski crystals and Swarovski pearls as key design elements on the exterior of a porcelain sink bowl.
The idea for the sinks came to Kirk Guthrie, founder of Linkasink, after he saw the level of attention his wife, Toby, received for a number of crystal-covered apparel items she created.
The Fragments Cabinet and the Ellipsis Light by Arne Quinze for the Swarovski Crystal Palace show off a spectrum of crystal colours. Both pieces are exquisite sculptures that make full use of the impact of the crystals.
Designed by Anthony David, this contemporary crystal evening bag is surely going to get its deserving share of attention.
Its concrete metal frame comes fully packed with Swarovski crystals AD134 silver & pewter. It can be carried as a clutch handbag or can be worn as a shoulder bag with the detachable shoulder chain. The size of the stone is ss10 and is ultra sturdy.
It comes with a lining of genuine leather and features magnetic kiss top shutting, decorative trim and shielding storage box with integrated padded safety storage pouch.
Dimension: 8 1/2â€³ (W) x 3 1/4â€³ (H) x 2 1/2â€³ Depth)
With cutting-edge design and saturated in 7000 Swarovski crystals, a brand new limited edition version of the award winning OVAL vodka bottle will be released this April in the UK.
Costing a staggering Â£3,500 (US $6,922), the OVAL Swarovski Crystal bottle will be available to buy in exclusive London night clubs such as Embassy, Dolce, Amika, Maya, Tramp, Maddox, and Chinawhite.
From this month, the stunning bottle will be presented on the back bars of the named clubs, displayed on a new invention The Glorifier, which is a rotating LCD display unit, highlighting the glittering Swarovski Crystals to create a sparkling, avant-garde display.
Once again, Swarovski proves that light and crystal is a match made in heaven, with these dazzling crystal ceiling lamps. Quite simply, light reflected by crystal creates a wondrous play of luminous color.
The Fana is an unusual decorative ring-shaped ceiling lamp, part of the Spots range. The glittering and modern combination of metal and crystal is sure to be a focal point wherever you choose to locate it.
The Crystal Boogie Pyramide is something rather out of the ordinaryâ€¦ its diaphanous pyramid-shaped crystal captures light and reflects it back onto the ceiling in beautiful patterns. This dramatic effect belies the lampâ€™s uncomplicated form, and breathes life into the precious glass.
Highly visible, more than a thousand Swarovski boutiques and concessions are located in all major fashion capitals around the world. Now, Swarovski opened a new flagship store in Tokyoâ€™s renowned Ginza district on Saturday, March 29, 2008.
It will showcase the entire Daniel Swarovski Couture Line and the jewellery and accessories from the Swarovski fashion collection.
Three exclusive Ginza limited edition pieces will be available at this particular flagship store: the Black Elvis Pendant, the Signature Necklace and the Signature Power Evening Bag.
Modelled on the flagship store, all of the other Swarovski boutiques will be refurbished from 2008 according to the new architectural concept. These new design concepts have resulted from the collaboration between Swarovski and the famous Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka.
Inside the Ginza boutique the â€œCrystal Forestâ€ comes to life. All of the walls are textured with reflective white relief prisms of various lengths. These faceted, multi-layered elements create visual depth and exude an internal rhythm. For this one-of-a-kind boutique, named Swarovski Ginza, the conventions of design are challenged by bringing the â€œinside to the outsideâ€. An experience to embrace when in Tokyo!
So, how would you like your fireplace to be â€“ retro styled, contemporary or Swarovski studded? Yes, you read it right. I am talking about the Swarovski crystal studded fireplace designed by Justen Ladda.
The one pictured above was custom designed for a fireplace in a late 19th century building. Since fireplaces vary greatly in size and configuration, the firm custom designs them to suit the needs of uber-rich.
In the case of this model, the two bay windows form a door that allows easy loading and cleaning of the fire pit.
If you are too geeky for your girl and want to gift her a ring then youâ€™ll have trouble choosing something that goes with your persona and also that should bring a smile to her face.
But USB Flash Drive Swarovski Crystal Engagement Ring is the best bet for you. Though diamonds are touted to be girlâ€™s best friends, this ring too flaunts a big Swarovski crystal.
Though still in conceptual stage, this principle of this USB Flash Drive Swarovski Crystal Engagement Ring is that each of you can carry around pictures of each other or poems, credit card receipts.
The famous violinist, Linzi Stoppard, posed in a dress entirely made of Lindt Chocolateâ€™s Lindor Balls and Swarovski crystals
If you are a collector of Swarovski figurines, make sure that you add the Limited edition Pandas to your collection. Swarovski is offering the crystal series featuring endangered wildlife to spread the awareness among people and the first collection features pandas deigned by Heinz Tabertshofer.
The mother and cub panda set consists of two figurines in faceted crystal, created in clear and black diamond crystal with jet crystal eyes.
The mother panda holds a bamboo stalk while the cub seems to be playful. Swarovski will make a contribution to the companyâ€™s environmental projects with every purchase of a piece from the Swarovski Crystal Society Endangered Wildlife Trilogy.
Buy these limited edition crystal pandas for 380 Euros and do the world a favor.
“Golden Age” is the name of this new, er, product, the world’s first Apple MacBook Air to be fully crystallised with 12,000 “dazzling” Swarovski elements.
The reason it looks so darn shiny is that the crystals are specially coated with 24k gold from underneath so that the transparent crystals can reflect the true gold colour.
Inspired by a traditional Japanese pattern, each “Golden Age” takes a week to create as each crystal is apparently painstakingly applied one at a time on to the hand-painted surface.
With a limited edition of only 20 pieces worldwide this is described as “undoubtedly the ultimate luxury treat for the person who thought they had everything”. Aside from taste or sense, clearly.
The “Golden Age” is getting a CeBIT debut, but will be shown also at Selfridges, Oxford Street, where the department store will sell one of the 20 “Golden Age” notebooks as of 18th March.
The dazzling opera glasses comes studded with over 1,300 Swarovski crystals in multi-hued colors, comes with a 25mm lens, 3x magnification and central focusing to intensify the pleasure of your opera watching.
Velvet carry pouches ensure that your glasses sit safe and can be all yours for $300.
Here is Swarovski’s Limited Edition Crystal Toaster available for $300 at Neiman.
Designed by Russell Hobbs’, the Toaster features Glass and stainless steel embellished with more than 200 Swarovski crystals.