International architect Daniel Libeskind sets his sights on the stars this holiday season with a high-shine Atelier Swarovski Home collection of ornaments inspired by the beauty of starlight. Encapsulating the radiance and energy of a brilliant night sky, each of the five crystal ornaments, both hanging and standing, highlight the dramatic geometric lines of Libeskind's architectural work. A laser etched star represents our greatest ambitions for hope, unity and peace, making it the focal point of each design. These engravings are mathematically positioned to align with the facets of Swarovski's precision-cut crystal, creating a captivating and symbolic piece of holiday home decor.

Swarovski and Daniel Libeskind set to illuminate NYC

Daniel Libeskind extends his talents beyond the home this year to redesign the Swarovski Star - an iconic symbol of the season that twinkles atop the famed Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City. A jaw-dropping 3 million crystals contributed to the design of this stellar creation inspired by starlight's ability to radiate both meaning and mystery into our world. The Star's architecture reflects this dynamism with 70 dimensional spikes that burst from a structural core, each side embellished in crystal and lit from within by innovative LED technology.
In addition to this, Libeskind has designed an exact replica of the Swarovski Star to grace the grounds of Rock Center, offering visitors a front row seat to soak in the sparkle. He is also the mind behind Swarovski's holiday pop-up kiosk: a crystalline and cosmic structure celebrating the beauty, energy and light of New York City.

Legendary architect and Swarovski collaborator Daniel Libeskind
Crystals are magical, mysterious - they capture the imagination! What is a more perfect material to convey the light, and spirit of the season? - Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is the Principal Design Architect of Studio Libeskind, a collaboration of architects and designers with a focus on the future and an eye on the past. Libeskind is renowned for his work on the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Denver Art Museum and New York City's World Trade Center site. Libeskind's concentration on innovation and sustainability - both guiding philosophies of the Swarovski Business - inspired the architect's first collaboration with Atelier Swarovski Home in 2016, yielding a crystal chess set featuring Libeskind's most iconic buildings and monuments as game pieces. These collectibles are complemented by his Atelier Swarovski Home holiday ornaments, rounding out a potent portfolio of contemporary crystal interpretations.