Kim Thomé, Swarovski
Swarovski unveils the Zotem installation – a title that combines the meaning of ‘totem’ and ‘zoetrope’ – designed by London-based emerging talent and RCA graduate Kim Thomé. Mounted at the V&A during London Design Festival 15, from 19 to 27 September 2015, this installation will take the form of an 18-meter-tall double-sided monolith embedded with more than 600 bespoke Swarovski crystals. The brand has worked carefully with Norway-born Thomé on developing bespoke crystals based on his concept. Featuring a colorful blend of light and movement, the dynamic Zotem will occupy a pivotal space in museum, rising vertically from the grand entrance up to the contemporary ceramics gallery, from 15 September through to 31 October 2015. Making use of the high atrium that connects the grand entrance with the ceramics galleries, this installation creates a visual link between the two spaces, prompting visitors to explore the building’s interior architecture in a new way.
“ Zotem reveals the interplay between light, color, and the experimentation with our crystal – this high-rising structure is the perfect way to celebrate the capital’s growing design talent. ” – Nadja Swarovski
Here’s a teaser of London Design Festival 15 – 19 to 27 September 2015: