For its newly revived Crystal Palace program of visionary lighting—on view at Somerset House as part of the festival’s new Design Frontiers program—Swarovski collaborated with Tord Boontje (a star of the inaugural Crystal Palace collection in 2002) to develop Luminous Reflections. The collection of four lighting designs incorporates the company’s first un-faceted crystals–fluid, organically-shaped components that evoke the reflections of light on water. Shown here, the Lustrous Aura chandelier, approximately $71,848.
The Italian designer Achille Salvagni (who has his own gallery in Mayfair) is known for his sumptuous interpretations of 20th century modernism, as shown in his new, limited-edition Papillia side chair (around $14,370), with a cast metal frame and velvet upholstery. .
Galerie Kreo‘s exhibition of works by the Dutch designer Hella Jongerius includes this side table (around $21,000) that Jongerius made by layering glazes on colored porcelain tiles. These interactions of color are also examined in a concurrent and comprehensive exhibition of her work, “Breathing Color by Hella Jongerius,” at London’s Design Museum through September 24.