Swarovski Installation Represents the Sun 1 Billion Times Smaller
The sculpture of the sun for Design Miami/ explores the intersection of light and geometry
For the past several years, Swarovski has been staging installations at Design Miami/ with themes tied to nature. In 2014 they partnered with American architect Jeanne Gang to create a virtual glacier. For 2015 the crystal maker commissioned Fernando Romero Enterprise (FR-EE), the Mexico-City-based architecture and design practice to create an installation relating to man's connection with the sun.
Entitled El Sol, the installation is a vast geodesic structure, designed to scale, one billion times smaller than the sun, and composed of 2,880 custom–made precision-cut Swarovski crystals.