British design-duo Fredrikson Stallard will be unveiling a large-scale sculpture for Swarovski during Dubai Design Week, taking place from 13-18 November, 2017.
Entitled Prologue, the outdoor installation was created by the design duo in 2014 and features a luminous circular sculpture with over 8,000 topaz-colored crystals that shimmer as they reflect and refract the light, mimicking the iconography of the sun.
This is the first time ‘Prologue’ has been exhibited in the Middle East, and will hold a prominent spot in the centre of Dubai Design District (d3), where a majority of events will take place during the design festival.
The debut of ‘Prologue’ in Dubai marks 10 years of Fredrikson Stallard and Swarovski’s design
Swarovski aims to showcase this dramatic structure as a beacon of what it aspires to achieve in its future collaborations with various talents in the Middle Eastern across fashion, jewelry, architecture and design, a statement said.
Swarovski will also be showcasing its latest Atelier Swarovski home décor collections, which will be shown at the newly opened Swarovski Creative Center in d3.
Fredrikson Stallard will also open a four day programme of talks at this year’s Downtown Design. An open-to-public presentation of the studio’s work and a talk by Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard will take place on 14 November from 7-8pm at the Forum at the Downtown Design tent.