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ROCKS: Swarovski Design Biannual
Autumn/Winter 2008

Edited and produced by Violette Editions
and published in 2008 by Swarovski
Corporate Communications

Designed and art directed by See Studio
128 pages, plus a 16-page pull-out poster/
insert by Erdem
27.5 x 20.8 cm
ISSN: 1758-3691

This bespoke publication for Swarovski's creative office in London focuses on the deeply forged kinships with both established and new talent in contemporary design, those who push the boundaries of concept, and who use Swarovski crystals in fashion, art, jewellery and costume.


Origins: Sketches, studio drawings and photographs by Marcel Wanders, Zaha Hadid, Hussein Chalayan and Paul Cocksedge
The Room is the View: Vicky Richardson on the work of 10 designers at the 2008 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan. Photographed by Greg White
Interview: Ron Arad & Paul Cocksedge: Robert Violette interviews Ron Arad and Paul Cocksedge about illusion, 'design-art' and exhibiting in Milan
Conceptual Glamour & Modern Opulence: Indigo Clarke interviews 14 designers on their collections for London fashion week A/W 2008. Photographed by Claire Robertson, Simon Harris and
Billa Baldwin
Interview: Giles Deacon: Indigo Clarke interviews Giles Deacon about finding inspiration in the Victorian Gothic for A/W 2008
Micro-Geographies: Judith Clark investigates the geological origins of crystals created for Swarovski by Hussein Chalayan. Photographed by Marcus Tomlinson
Emerging Forces: Kay Barron takes stock of jewellery couture at events in London and Mumbai, and six designers explain how participating in Swarovski Runway Rocks has expanded their creative horizons. Photographed by BY2
Senses & Sensuality: Libby Sellers profiles Tord Boontje and his new collection for Atelier Swarovski. Photographed by David Hughes
The Eyes Have It: Judith Watt on Swarovski's historic collaborations with Christian Dior
Diary: News and events
Interview: Rodarte: Indigo Clarke interviews sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy from fashion label Rodarte

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