technology: April 2004 Archives

Swarovski SMS chandelier

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A few days ago Swarovski announced a high-tech chandelier that accepts SMS messages from your cell phone and displays them on "crystal strands like a luxurious ticker tape".

VP Nadja Swarovski compares the collaboration on this project to the relationships her grandfather once had with fashion designers like Christian Dior and Coco Chanel. "They would ask for a coating that would make material shine like the Northern Lights and back he went to Austria and created it." More recently, the family's crystals showed up in one of Alexander McQueen's collections.

But despite these references to the fashion world, there was no mention in the press release of adapting the chandelier technology for clothing. I have to believe this isn't for a lack of thinking about it... I can only imagine how gorgeous, intriguing and fun this would be on a couture gown.

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