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Today, as part of the Design Talks program, Swarovski Crystal Palace hosted a discussion with architect Asif Khan and designer Kenya Hara, moderated by Terence Riley.
One wouldn’t necessarily expect an architect to be drawn to the ethereal, but the London-based architect Asif Khan can’t help but be attracted to some of nature’s most fleeting expressions.
The wealth of things to see at Design Miami/ 2012 is enough to stun and entrance anyone who visits the fair. Such a large amount of design history, thinking and practice requires events tailored to contextualize, explain, and explore – and Design Miami/ has the programming needed to accomplish this.
Material culture has never existed in a vacuum; taste, critique, and praise have all developed out of dialogue with each other and with the objects we’re speaking of (and to). The Design Talks Program at this year’s Design Miami/ is dedicated to Design Pioneers who have furthered the field through their impact on methods of production, style or discourse, and who have taken the ethos of their movement to further heights.
During Design Miami/ Basel 2012, Swarovski Crystal Palace showcased Eyal Burstein’s Beta, an exploration of the relationship between client and designer. The installation reflects the eclectic relationships Swarovski Crystal Palace has developed with material and manufacturing experts in order to innovate and experiment with the medium of crystal, an ongoing project that designer Asif Khan will interpret at this December’s Design Miami/.
Eyal Burstein/ Beta for Swarovski Crystal Palace/ 2012/ ©James Harris
Celebrating a decade of Swarovski Crystal Palace, conceptual designer Eyal Burstein presents Beta, a colourful and vibrant topography of furniture inspired by Swarovski crystal.
Beta showcases Burstein’s exploration of the relationship between client and designer, and it reflects the eclectic relationships Swarovski Crystal Palace has developed with material and…