|Pandora by Fredrikson Stallard|
It's fascinating how it captures the way memory works by bringing to mind an illusory image which is no longer present as an external object. Ron Arad's Lolita is all about interactivity. Just as memories are thoughts of past experiences flashing through our minds, Lolita accepts tweets and smart phones messages displaying them briefly on her spiral chandelier form.
|Lolita by Ron Arad|
Arik Levy has also created an interactive arena. Osmosis is a digitally-generated crystal which is transformed by the movement of visitors simulating the connection between our actions and their impact, which we often fail to acknowledge.
|Osmosis by Arik Levy|
"With the demise of the analogue era our relationship and connection with personal memory, photographs, diaries, letters, time and ephemera is changing." Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum
The exhibition also debates the changing nature of our relationship with objects over time. The Holo Center Table by Marcus Tremonto features a three dimensional holographic print reminiscent of a crystal. It only comes to life when we move around the table, reflecting the fleeting nature of everything.
|Amplify Chandelier by Yves Béhar|
You can immerse yourself in these and other fast-forward ideas from some of the most exciting talents in contemporary creativity. This inspiring exhibition allows us to connect with different experiences fuelled by crystal as a blank canvas, able to convey a multitude of messages.
|Designers and organisers of Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum|
Swarovski at the Design Museum
5 September - 13 January 2013
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