A specially outdoor installation by Emirati designer Zeinab Al Hashemi brings Swarovski at Dubai Design Week. Hexalite, this is the title of the realization, takes a prominent position on display in d3, Dubai’s Design District, expressing Swarovski’s growing support for art and design innovation in the UAE.
Nestled amongst the towering steel and glass buildings of D3, Al Hashemi has set 33 hexagonal mirrored-steel structures with 1,145 Swarovski crystals and mirrored prisms. Mounted horizontally, and standing 1.5m high and 3m wide, the structures reveal an infinite series of kaleidoscopic views as the crystals reflect and refract the multicolored light.
Faced with a shimmering, geometric mirage, visitors are challenged to interact with the reflections, exploring the connections between each other and the world around them.
In addition to Al Hashemi’s installation, Swarovski will be showcasing its inaugural collection for Atelier Swarovski Home at Dubai’s Downtown Design trade fair (October 25 – 28), held during Dubai Design Week.