2013 marks Swarovski Crystal Palace’s 6th year as a main sponsor for Design Miami, and this year “Mangue Groove,” an “architectural meditation on environmental conservation,” truly delivered.
The installation, crafted by Guilherme Torres, was intended to be visually captivating while also drawing attention to Brazil’s threatened ecosystems. Featuring reclaimed wood pathways, LED lighting, Swarovski crystals and sound recordings, Guilherme uses the Voronoi diagram, “a form of tessellation often used to calculate rainfall or forest growth patterns,” to connect nature and science within his work.
At 5pm each day, the installation reflected the Amazonian sunset.
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