With petals and bird wings handcrafted from exquisite crystals, Preciosa’s awe-inspiring Crystal Harmony illuminates the lobby of Shangri-La Qiantan with a peaceful luminosity.
In its own charming and delicate way, Preciosa’s Crystal Harmony sculptural lighting piece infuses the lobby of Shangri-La Qiantan, Shanghai, with a luxurious glow. Featuring 45 crystal yulan flower petals and six pairs of crystal wings, all beautifully handcrafted in the heart of Europe, this mesmerising lighting masterpiece brings a sense of peace and harmony to the hotel space, aligning with Shangri-La’s emphasis on creating serene surroundings amidst inspirational architecture and design.
“This installation is a statement piece that draws in everyone who passes through Shangri-La’s lobby,” said Maher Akil, Sales Manager for China. “It brings an atmosphere of tranquillity to the space, and we hope that guests can carry that feeling with them throughout their visit.”
Designed to reflect nature’s awakening every spring, Crystal Harmony also takes notes from Crystal Biosphere, a lighting concept Preciosa first presented at the Euroluce 2017 exhibition in Milan. “Crystal Biosphere features an automata. An automata’s mechanisms are cyclical – no beginning and no end. In Crystal Biosphere, the movement of light is set in motion, forever changing but never ceasing. The idea behind it was to bring the historical concept of the chandelier with its unique sparkling properties into our contemporary present,” Preciosa’s design team says.
Crafted by Preciosa’s Engineering team, the automata is created to portray the wings of crystal birds moving within the sculpture. The result is stunning: the sculpture and automata come together to evoke an elevated visual wonder, which fascinates visitors and draws them into its magnificence. Along with the yulan flower, there’s an all-encompassing feeling of peace and serenity.
“The project was a logistical challenge with the project designer in London, the hotel operator in Hong Kong and the developer in China, plus the lighting actually being created in the Czech Republic,” Mr Akil said. “Preciosa Lighting’s global presence was a key advantage here and made for a smooth collaboration. This was a lovely project to work on, and we look forward to future cooperation with Shangri-La properties worldwide.”