The design world has its focus firmly on the future with the rapid ascension of 3D printing. “Indeed, the future will see us able to buy an item online and print it out at home. With digital files so easily manipulated, it will also enable companies to more quickly adapt their products as to what works, or let the user themselves experiment with the design to enable true personalization.” (Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO and cofounder of 3D printing marketplace and community Shapeways.) With the escalation of 3D printing capabilities, the architectural and sculptural will offer a different sense of luxury. In parallel with this, the designs of the future remain firmly committed to green issues. These concerns, coupled with the advance in technology, have created an entirely new design ethic, with structures mimicking nature enjoying a new-found success as wearable pieces of art. In what has been termed “Next Nature,” technology and nature will now coexist, with nature providing endless inspiration for technology. The meeting of these polar opposites – nature and science – is transforming not only urban spaces but also our wardrobes.
Repetition of organic patterns look as complex and detailedas nature’s element.
“Fabrics normally reserved for the evening are worn in the day.”
Technology and nature merge with a focus on the biological in-futuristic materials.
Advanced technical possibilities and the rise of 3D printing create personalized jewelry and fashion forms.
Functionality and easy usage are crucial for New Segments.
PRODUCT INSPIRATION MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
Small to medium graphic shapes merge with natural organics for a new look.
Crystals in gray and metallic tones add subtle shine to industrial designs.
Nature-inspired organic cuts mimic unique, biological structures and forms.
The repetitive outline of Cupchains is reminiscent of skeletons and spines.
Ceramics with their natural soft luster contrast perfectly with transparent crystal colors to create an unexpected, fashion-forward look.
Crystaltex, with its shimmering radiance, highlights the perfect blend of nature and technology.
The deep, vital radiance of Dark Moss Green perfectly emulates the lush green of nature.
Jewelry designed by Philippe Audibert
JEWELRY INSPIRATION MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL LEAVES EARRINGS
CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Design Inspiration Featuring 6320 Rhombus Pendants
SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL QUEEN’S RING DESIGN & INSTRUCTIONS
Featuring the Swarovski 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone encased with a beaded element of 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Crystal CAL 2X.
SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL GEOMETRIC RING
Featuring Swarovski 5601 Cube Bead, Round Stones and Fancy Stones
Inspiration is taken from technology and nature to create colors, cuts, and shapes that merge nature with technical materials and production techniques.
SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATION INSPIRATIONS
Featuring the following Swarovski colors; Clear Crystal, Crystal Luminous Green, Crystal Golden Shadow, Lime, Chrysolite, Peridot, Fern Green, Dark Moss Green, Olivine, Emerald, Crystal Sarah, Crystal Silver Shade, Crystal Satin, Crystal Silver Night and Jet Hematite.
SWAROVSKI SEGMENT INSPIRATION
Accessories become structured, mimicking the form of precision-cut crystal.
Broken geometry and detailed patterning in crystal influences designs.
Repetitions inspired by skeletons, biology, plants, and mechanical parts create futuristic looks.
“Tactile materials merge the high-tech with the natural.”
Organically inspired and offset crystal geometrics create a new breed of fashion and accessories.
Technological influences and natural structures come together, all adorned with radiant crystal.
Clear lines, simple shapes, and minimized complexity show up in New Segments.
TRANSFERS FLAG MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
Geometric structures with deliberate attention to detail and clean lines offer a subtle yet strong design element.
Deep undercurrents of saturated green tones such as the traditional Emerald green color, blending into greens with yellowish hues infused such as Dark Moss Green, Olivine, Light Olivine.
Incorporating a soft yellow such as Crystal Champagne and then transitioning with a neutral tone such as Crystal Golden Shadow with balances nicely with the silver tones such as Crystal Silver Shade, Black Diamond, Crystal Satin and Crystal Silver Night.
COMPONENTS FLAG MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
Featuring unique styles inspired by the organic and geometric shapes found in nature such as the Swarovski 4230 lemon Fancy Stones with Settings, the octagon shape 2611 Solaris Flatback and the 6026 Cabochette Pendant that resembles a water droplet with it’s faceted top and completely smooth rounded base.
Placing the two-holed 5533 Column Bead vertically resembles sticks of bamboo or tree trunks that lend a trend towards nature and it’s complexities. Complimenting Swarovski Crystal Pearl Colors include Antique Brass, Dark Green, Light Green and Powdered Green for a matte look.