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Daniel Libeskind, Ron Arad and More Lend Their Touch to Atelier Swarovski's First Home Collection

For the past nine years, Atelier Swarovski has been the edgier sister of the crystal brand, with collaborations with designers from the world of fashion, architecture and product design. Notable names from former tie-ups include Viktor & Rolf and Jean Paul Gaultier.

For Fall/Winter ’16, there’s something even more happening. For the first time, it is venturing into home decor. The names it has roped in to create its debut pieces are just as exciting as those for the jewellery designs.

No word has been firmed yet as to where the Atelier Swarovski Home collection will be stocked in Singapore, but the brand is planning to launch the pieces somewhere in November. Here we round up the creative names and outfits that are behind these fashionable crystal home wares.

Who: Israel's Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, the brains behind London design studio Raw Edges. The duo have collaborated with brands like Stella McCartney and Cappellini.
What: The crystalware they created features a new laser-jet printing technique created by Swarovski.
Who: Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind whose famous works include the Freedom Tower and Berlin's Jewish Museum.
What: A champion-size chess set featuring pieces that are fashioned after Libeskind's famous buidlings. The black and white grid, meanwhile, features maps of Milan and New York - two cities where he works and lives in.
Who: Tomas Alonso, a Spanish designer who has brands like Cos and Hay knocking at his doors for furniture design.
What: Trays, centrepieces and bowls that are bonded together using UV adhesives and colour coatings.
Who: Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard of avant-garde British outfit Fredrikson Stallard.
What: Vases and candle holders which take their form from the shapes of smashed ice.
Who: Aldo Bakker, the Dutch furniture and product designer who has won awards for his glass collection and tableware.
What: A flower vase made of a crystal and marble slabs that are free-standing (they are not joined by any adhesives at all) and can be separated to become individual blocks.
Who: Kim Thome, a Norwegian-born London-based installation artist, who featured an 18-metre high sculpture with 600 bespoke Swarovski crystals for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London last year.
What: A set of candle holders featuring stainless steel bases and coloured crystal halos.
Who: Legendary London-based industrial designer and architect Ron Arad.
What: Bookends featuring the 26 letters of the alphabet and numbers from 0 to 9.
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