Swarovski is set to illuminate the 2019 Oscars stage in collaboration with award-winning creative director and designer David Korins. Over 41,000 crystals will be integrated into four key features of the stage design including a ‘Crystal Cloud’ and ‘Crystal Swag’ installation as well as two ‘Crystal Presenter Backings.’
Korins, best known for his work on Broadway smashes Hamilton and Dear Evan Hanson, looked to natural geography for the inspiration behind this year’s dazzling adornments. For the Crystal Cloud, 1,250 floating crystal strands will create ethereal, atmospheric clouds, while the Crystal Swag will present the illusion of an upward-flowing waterfall complete with 400 crystal strands. Free-flowing creations featuring 1,800 crystals make up the Crystal Presenter Backing, providing a high-shine setting for each award presenter.
This mixture of abstract and organic shapes partner in harmony to embody a feeling of inclusivity and togetherness. Precision-cut Swarovski crystal beads, flatbacks, and pearls in gold and silver shades provide radiant warmth and light reflecting Swarovski’s longstanding connection to the Academy Awards and the entertainment industry at large.
Find out what it takes to put together such an intricate installment here: