Lustrous Aura – Dancing with Light


Among Tord Boontje’s Luminous Reflections collection for the Swarovski Crystal Palace portfolio is the vast Lustrous Aura chandelier—a spectacular signature piece inspired by a ravishing bejeweled headdress from the Swarovski Archive.

The jewel in the crown—quite literally—of Tord Boontje’s Luminous Reflections chandelier collection for Swarovski Crystal Palace, Lustrous Aura was inspired by a spectacular piece of jewelry from the Swarovski Archive. This huge (nearly 1.60 meters) domed chandelier echoes the bejeweled headdress created as a costume piece for a Mata Hari performance. Said to have used her feminine wiles to aid her work as a WWI spy, the fabled exotic dancer and courtesan was the embodiment of dazzling glamour.

A selection of Boontje’s new crystal components is suspended in its filigree frame (available in polished gold or matt silver LDF) to give the appearance of an outsize piece of jewelry. Like its inspiration, Lustrous Aura is breathtaking in both its daring and its beauty. The charismatic presence and dramatic proportions of this signature piece make it ideally suited to larger spaces. And the neutral white light (4000K) is dimmable, all while throwing out myriad dancing shards around a room. Another standout feature is its innovative LED solution, where the technology integrates the electrical conductors into the structural suspension system, providing power without the need for a dedicated, visible electrical cable.

Like every lighting design in the Luminous Reflections collection, Lustrous Aura is made to order. Delivery is within approximately eight weeks, while customized pieces may take longer.