The Infinite Aura collection brings brilliance, luxury, and precision to the lighting experience by enabling the user to showcase the chandelier as a work of art through customized light patterns that send a never-ending reflection into infinity and create an illusion of untold beauty.
A JOURNEY TO INFINITY
Infinite Aura is a lighting experience like no other, inviting you into a world of wonder between reality and illusion. Combining exquisite craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology and innovative design, the collection conjures a vision of infinity that celebrates the human imagination and eclipses the ordinary limits of the mind. The LEDs can be dimmed to an impressive 1% and the light temperature can be controlled across the collection from 2700 Kelvin up to 6500 Kelvin. Once users have discovered their personal preferences, they can save their customized setting and recreate their authentic environment each time they switch on the light.
With the touch of a button on the bespoke Swarovski app “Infinite Control”, Infinite Aura effortlessly at tunes to your mood and complements your everyday life. From radiant rays to a dim glimmer, the collection encapsulates the art of light and crystal with pre-programmed and customizable moods and effects that find harmony through a unique technology inspired by nature.
The entire collection will be available as of summer 2018
THE DESIGN PROCESS
Swarovski Lighting partnered with IDEO, an award-winning, global design and innovation consultancy to create our new collection: Infinite Aura. In a span of three weeks, the two companies joined forces to reimagine the chandelier in new and surprising ways. During the process, they clarified the objective down to a specific focus: how to bring emotion and relevance to everyday lighting for the consumer, both in terms of a lighting fixture and technology.
They were especially curious about new form factors, different light effects, and how technology could integrate into the chandelier in a way that is meaningful to consumers but did not compete with pure technology products and brands.
Deeply faceted crystal pieces were incorporated into the fixture in a way that epitomizes Swarovski’s “Mastery of Light + Crystal” by precisely curating and owning a specific light spectrum that suits the consumer lifestyle and creates holistic, seamless lighting experiences over moments throughout a day.
Because of crystal’s refraction and play against LED, light is used in an entirely new way, moving from a linear, manually activated spectrum to a non-linear user journey through development of the Swarovski Infinite Control App. The consumer controls light to be more relevant to their mood, environment and space, finding harmony through a unique technology inspired by nature.
The design process began by reducing the chandelier to its essence- a light source – that then evolved into the final fixture which celebrates crystal through a refined chandelier design. Even when off, the chandelier is a beautiful object on display and an art piece that acts as a grounding element to a space.
Images Courtesy of IDEO
Photo Credit: IDEO
IDEO is an award-winning, global design and innovation consultancy committed to creating positive impact through design. For 40 years, IDEO has worked with organizations from startups to the world’s leading brands to design physical and digital products, services, and experiences for tomorrow. Celebrated as pioneers of design thinking, IDEO helps organizations and leaders set strategy, go to market, and drive growth in new and better ways.
More information about IDEO can be found at www.ideo.com.