Nadja Swarovski and Sarah Arison were pleased to host an intimate trunk show luncheon at Beachcraft at the 1 Hotel South Beach on December 2nd alongside committee members Lisa Heiden, Maria Giulia Maramotti, Marlies Verhoeven and Terry Zucker. During the event, guests were given the opportunity to shop an exclusive collection of Atelier Swarovski jewelry, with a portion of all sales being donated to the National YoungArts Foundation.
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts; assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raises appreciation for the arts in American society.
In celebration of the brand’s 120th anniversary, Swarovski launched a lavish new book celebrating over a century of collaborations with some of the world’s finest creative talents. Published by Rizzoli and with contributions by globally renowned commentators, Swarovski: Celebrating a History of Collaborations in Fashion, Jewelry, Performance, and Design tells the extraordinary story of how Swarovski crystals became a prized creative ingredient used by designers and coveted brands around the world. The launch takes place during Swarovski’s 10th year partnering with Design Miami/.
Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. Now celebrating its 120th anniversary and run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach with approximately 2,560 stores in around 170 countries, more than 25,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.33 billion euros in 2014. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2014, the Group generated revenue of about 3.05 billion euros and employed more than 30,000 people. The Swarovski Foundation was set up in 2012 to honor the philanthropic spirit of founder Daniel Swarovski. Its mission is to support creativity and culture, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources.
The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and support the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts; assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raise appreciation for the arts in American society. Each year, there are approximately 11,000 applications to YoungArts from 15-18 year old (or grades 10-12) artists, and from these, approximately 800 winners are selected. YoungArts provides these emerging artists with life-changing experiences and validation by renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition and other opportunities at critical junctures throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding emerging artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts.
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