Friday, March 6, 2015

LUXARI to unveil its home decor and art objects collections at Baselworld 2015

LUXARI, for the first time, will exhibit seventeen limited edition pieces from its 2015 home decor and art objects collections March 19 through March 26 at Baselworld 2015 in Basel, Switzerland.

Handcrafted using SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS®, LUXARI limited edition home decor and art objects are beautiful accents to homes and offices. Boutique owners see LUXARI pieces as the perfect complement to thoughtfully curated watch and jewellery collections in their stores.

LUXARI creates magnificent limited edition hand-crafted crystal sculptures and home decor made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS®. Each masterpiece is the embodiment of uncompromising quality and exceptional craftsmanship, blending high artistic sensibility with a timeless opulence. Resident artists of LUXARI hand-set thousands of individual crystals to create powerful and majestic art objects to enhance any home, office, or collection.
A synthesis of art and decor, LUXARI’S crystal creations are designed both for those inspired to add a pop of art into their homes and the most avid collectors looking for the best pieces to grow their collections. To ensure adherence to exceptionally high standards, each piece requires nearly an entire year to move from concept development to public launch.

LUXARI’s Founder and Head Designer, Daniel Jacob, envisioned LUXARI after several years of procuring crystal for his personal collection and helping other collectors obtain pieces. LUXARI was born after a two-year process of designing and perfecting the brand’s first works of art. The painstaking attention to detail has produced crystal sculptures that are not just beautiful but also unlike anything available in the world.

LUXARI launched in February 2014 with an initial collection of three pieces. INDONESIA, the pink panther set in 15,520 Light Rose crystals, captures the quiet prowling of the mysterious and elusive Southeast Asian Panther. TANZANIA showcases the powerful and charismatic yet gentle African elephant in the colour of imagination, purple. TANZANIA is hand set in 41,950 crystals.

The large Buddha, TIAN TAN, is modelled after the world’s most visited and second largest statue located on Lantau Island outside of Hong Kong. TIAN TAN is set with 96,340 crystals in nine different colours. LUXARI collections grew in 2014 with the addition of MADRID a bold red bull, LANTAU BUDDHA HEADS in three colours and set on jade pedestals, and the introduction of the ASPEN GOLD and MIAMI DECO geometric vases, all in limited editions and ranging from over 11,000 to nearly 59,000 crystals each.

In January 2015, LUXARI introduced 7 new limited edition pieces at Maison&Objet Paris: SHAANXI and SICHUAN, playful baby and mother pandas; MAYAN and AZTEC, skulls reminiscent of pre-Columbian art; VOLGA and VLAGA, beautifully paired swans; and the exquisitely detailed HONG KONG dragon symbolizing strength and luck, handset in over 48,000 crystals in 19 hues.

The Luxari Collections
Specifications for each of LUXARI’s magnificent, hand-crafted home decor and sculpture pieces includes its name, the number of total SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS® crystals, the colors used for the hand-set crystals, the hours of design and hand work, how many are in the edition, and the pricing in USD and Euros. Each sculpture, vase or set is packaged in a handcrafted walnut case and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

INDONESIA: Captures the quiet prowling of the mysterious and elusive Southeast Asian panther. Specifications: 15,520 Light Rose crystals;248 hours of work for each piece; limited edition of 100; US $11,750 / €10500

TANZANIA: Showcases the powerful and charismatic, yet gentle African elephant. Specifcations: 41,950 Violet, Tanzanite, Light Amethyst and Jet crystals; 375 hours of work for each piece; limited edition of 100; US $23,900 / €21350

TIAN TAN: Large Buddha modelled after the Tian Tan, the most visited and world’s second largest Buddha statue found on Lantau Island outside of Hong Kong. Specifications: 96,340 Crystal, Crystal Aurora Borealis, Chrysolite, Peridot, Fern Green, Black Diamond, Crystal Silver Shade, Light Azore, Light Sapphire and Sapphire crystals; 1,220 hours of work for each piece; limited edition of 18;US $88,000 / €78800

MADRID: In deep red boldly brings forth the bull, a positive symbol for many cultures, including strength in the stock markets. Specifications: 22,800 Siam and Jet crystals; 340 hours of work for each piece; limited edition of 100; US $18,000 / €16100

LANTAU BUDDHA HEAD in BLACK DIAMOND, CARIBBEAN OPAL AND WHITE OPAL, a collection of three colour variations, expresses mediation and tranquillity. Each head is placed on a natural Jade base, adding a classic and historic look. Specifications, per Buddha Head: 11,750 Black Diamond, Caribbean Opal or White Opal crystals; 145 hours of work for each piece; limited edition of 333; US $7,900 / €7050

MIAMI DECO: A large geometric vase whose facets reflect light at varying angles. The form and colours match the distinct designs and vibrant colours found in Miami architecture. Specifications: 58,875 Silk, Fuchsia, Padparadscha, Indian Pink, Rose, Amethyst, Sapphire, Fern Green, Emerald, Chrysolite, Jonquil, Light Topaz & Light Colorado Topaz crystals; 395 hours of work for each vase; limited edition of 50; US $32,500 / €29050

ASPEN GOLD: A large vase, glimmers in delicate gold, reflecting the facets of a mountain landscape. Specifications: 54,950 Crystal Golden Shadow crystals; 315 hours of work for each vase; limited edition of 50; US $29,000 / €25900

GRASSLAND VASES: Set of three elegant vases wrapped in animal prints. Sized to proportionately match each animal, the majestic GIRAFFE is the tallest of the set, followed by the social ZEBRA and the powerful TIGER. The GRASSLAND VASES are sold as a set. Limited edition of 50. US $18,000 / €16100. Specifications, GIRAFFE: 14,850 Smoky Quartz, Light Colorado Topaz, Smoked Topaz and Burgundy crystals; 110 hours of work for each vase Specifications, ZEBRA: 9,275 Jet and Crystal crystals; 114 hours of work for each vase Specifications, TIGER: 7,750 White Opal, Light Colorado Topaz, Crystal Golden Shadow, Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz and Jet crystals; 63 hours of work for each vase.

BERMUDA BLUE: A large vase representing the living coral of the seas, glistens in blue gradient reminiscent of the gorgeous hues of the Caribbean. Specifications: 47,575 Capri, Sapphire, Light Sapphire, and Aquamarine crystals; 335 hours of work for each vase; limited edition of 50; US $29,000 / €25900

SHAANXI: The baby panda, ever ready to play. SHAANXI’S soft green markings reflect his diet of bamboo leaves. Specifications: 20,100 Crystal, Crystal Aurora Borealis, Moonlight, Erinite and Jet crystals; 270 hours of work for each sculpture; limited edition of 100; US $14,500 / €12950

SICHUAN: Mother panda, emotes the gentleness of central China’s giant pandas. SICHUAN’S emerald green crystals represent her diet rich in bamboo leaves. Specifications: 34,075 Crystal, Crystal Aurora Borealis, Moonlight, Emerald and Jet crystals; 395 hours of work per sculpture; limited edition of 50; US $32,500 / €29050

MAYAN: Small skull reminding one of the pre-Columbian quartz skulls hand-carved by once great civilizations. Specifications: 10,700 Crystal, Crystal Aurora Borealis, Moonlight and Black Diamond crystals; 95 hours of work for each sculpture; limited edition of 333; US $5,500 / €4920

AZTEC: Large skull reminding one of the pre-Columbian quartz skulls hand-carved by once great civilizations. Specifications: 20,100 Crystal, Crystal Aurora Borealis, Moonlight & Black Diamond crystals; 175 hours of work per sculpture; limited edition of 100; US $14,500 / €12950

HONG KONG: An exquisitely detailed traditional dragon, an auspicious symbol of power, strength and luck. Because the dragon is believed to control water, the bases of HONG KONG are set in Metallic Blue, adding a wonderful iridescence to the overall piece. Specifications: 48,840 Crystal, Light Siam, Hyacinth, Siam, Jonquil, Emerald, Blue Zircon, Olivine, Peridot, Chrisolite, Light Topaz, Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz, Smoked Topaz, Light Colorado Topaz, Montana, Crystal Bermuda Blue, Crystal Metallic Blue and Jet crystals; 470 hours of work per sculpture; limited edition of 88; US $33,000 / €29500

VOLGA & VLAGA: Beautifully paired swans in pink, the colour of love. This lifetime mates are named for the Volga Delta where the largest concentration of swans in the world may be found. VOLGA & VLAGA are sold as a pair. Specifications: Male is set with 22,225 Fuchsia, Indian Pink, Rose, Vintage Rose & Jet; Female is set with 20,650 Fuchsia, Indian Pink, Rose, Vintage Rose and Jet crystals; 350 hours of work per pair; limited edition of 100; US $23,900 / €21350

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