Celebrating Artica


The iconic Manooi shape with a bespoke Swarovski crystal

As the ultimate symbol of partnership and cooperation between the two companies, Manooi unveils Artica, by Swarovski; a tailor-made lighting crystal, designed by János Héder and manufactured in Wattens. Its unique and recognizable shape ornates Manooi chandeliers. It embodies the quintessence of the brand and verifies the chandelier’s authenticity.

Artica is the flagship chandelier of Manooi, it became, over time, the recognized shape of Manooi around the world. Without this design, the story of Manooi would have been different. Artica marks the new beginning for designer couple Judit Zoltai and János Héder, founding Manooi and debuting its first collection with this chandelier.

Lead designer and architect János Héder discovered the Manooi shape by determined, almost obstinate iteration of the initial concept he had in mind. Symbolizing two galaxies embracing each other, the final shape was chosen unanimously from dozens of designs trying to catch the idea. Since then, Artica embodies not only the philosophical foundations of the brand, but also hallmarks the success story of Manooi’s light creations all over the world.

“Light creates space – as an architect I work with light sources as determining elements of a given space”, comments Héder. Crystals are the design element of choice for Manooi chandeliers. Their ability to gather and disperse light, reflecting, refracting and splitting it into all its colors, creates a remarkable effect.

In 2015, jubilee year for Manooi, Artica becomes the emblem of Manooi as a part of a rebranding process of their communication material. This led to a unique cooperation with Swarovski, Manooi’s conceptual partner from the outset. As the ultimate symbol of partnership and cooperation between the two companies, Artica crystal by Swarovski shows the possibilities of both brands in terms of visionary design and expert craftsmanship. Designed by Manooi and manufactured in Wattens, its unique and recognizable shape ornates every Manooi chandelier in the future and verifies its authenticity.

About Manooi

Designers, Judit Zoltai and János Héder lead a team of talented young artists and share their vision with them at their Manooi workshop. The team draws inspiration from the natural world and its light sources. They concentrate on timeless, contemporary designs and simple geometric shapes, creating an enduring impression of harmony. The Manooi Atelier is the origin of these magnificent crystal chandeliers and a special section is devoted to the development and production of bespoke crystal lighting.

Like Swarovski, Manooi is committed to the highest standards of quality. Manooi chandeliers are constructed with stainless steel frames that can be gold plated to match the interior. Quality lighting bulbs and wiring ensure decades of sparkling light.

Manooi believes that a considered lighting scheme can create a uniquely personal universe; an empowering and affirming space for the individuals within. Home of timeless crystal chandeliers, Manooi strives to replicate natural sources of light in diverse environments from private residences to hotels, restaurants and retail outlets; creating new universes every day.

Manooi Press Kit

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