Interactive installation wins iF Design Award
23. 8. 2023
Composition in Crystal, an interactive installation that debuted at Milan Design Week 2022, has been awarded an iF Design Award in the Interior Architecture Category. The international jury gave the musical installation high marks based on criteria that included the idea, form, function, differentiation, and impact.
Composition in Crystal was designed by our Creative Directors, Michael Vasku and Andreas Klug, with music design produced by award-winning sound designer Juraj Mravec. It brought rhythm and style to Milan Design Week through an interactive installation composed of light, crystal, and music. Guests could “play” with the installation like a musical instrument and create their own crystal symphony. The installation featured outer “rings” reminiscent of sound waves and an inner heart divided into playable sections. It was a harmonious balance of art and design, enlightened by light and sound.
“Our intention behind Composition in Crystal was to add another sense to our installations,” explained Michael Vasku. “We didn’t want to limit lighting to only the visual. By adding another sense, the strategy was to create more intense emotions, and create a bigger emotional impact. I’m very pleased the installation continues to resonate with people after the event.”
This is Composition in Crystal’s second international award. The installation was honoured with a Red Dot Design Award in 2022. The iF Design Award is one of the world's most important and prestigious design awards. Every year, thousands of designers, architects, and companies worldwide participate to have their designs evaluated by independent design experts. This is the fifth iF Design Award Vasku & Klug and Preciosa Lighting have received.
“Composition in Crystal combined so many elements that are important to us,” said Andreas Klug. “Crystal and light, but also curiosity, playfulness, and emotion. It was beautiful watching people discover and get excited about the installation. These projects are such a massive team effort; we’re thrilled to see everyone’s hard work rewarded by IF.”
Composition in Crystal was based on Crystal Spin, a Preciosa Signature Design also introduced at Milan Design Week 2022. Crystal Spin is a playful organic light, shifting in space through shape and sparkle. This installation has two parts: crystal cylinder components and a frame. The components are flexible and reflective; designers can choose the rods and finish to create their desired style and artistry. Crystal Spin’s frame isn't simply a functional support. The frame can be shaped and finished as one wishes. This frame allows for Crystal Spin to be installed in atriums and skylights.