Maison Martin Margiela: 'Stalker' at Art Basel Miami
Shattered, ripped, dismantled and raw art to celebrate a Swarovski jewellery collaboration
Maison Martin Margiela and Atelier Swarovski are set to present their avant-garde new jewellery collection 'Crystalactite' today, plus debut 'Stalker', an exclusive installation by French artist Baptiste Debombourg, created to celebrate the event and collaboration.
'Crystalactite' is a limited edition set of futuristic jewels created using an innovative fusion technique that blends crystal and matte white resin so the crystals appears to emerge spontaneously from its natural, stony origin. Featuring a pendant, ring, bracelet and brooch; the pieces combine femininity with strength, fusing the light-filled purity of crystal with Margiela's raw, industrial aesthetic.
In response to the concept of fusion, artist Baptiste Debombourg has created an on site-specific installation entitled 'Stalker'. Composed of cascading layers of shattered, laminated glass covering furniture and resembling stalactites, Debombourg's crystalline structure is a perfect creative foil to Atelier Swarovski by Maison Martin Margiela's ' Crystalactite' collection.
Shattered, ripped, dismantled raw materials create the basis of Baptiste Debombourg's work, upon which otherwise unimportant and discarded objects undergo radical transformations. Strong, both in its scale and visual impact, the work of art reinvents everyday items, playing with irony, embellishment, and, with an undercurrent of detachment and violence.
A private cocktail will be held tonight celebrate the launch at the Maison Martin Margiela Boutique in the Miami Design District.