Design School Support
Growing Tomorrow’s Talent Today
Based on the fundamental belief that finding the stars of tomorrow requires cultivating talent today, Swarovski has developed a long-standing reputation for nurturing and supporting young designers. Offering opportunities to students of fashion, accessories and jewelry design is an important cornerstone of the company’s philosophy.
This is why Swarovski currently supports nine prestigious design institutes with application rooms, providing expertise and equipment to inspire students to break boundaries and explore new design concepts.
The colleges that are enjoying Swarovski’s support in this regard are:
Donghua University in Shanghai;
Shenkar College of Engineering & Design in Tel Aviv;
Royal College of Art in London;
Bunka Fashion Graduate University in Tokyo;
Istanbul Moda Academy;
Design School Kolding in Denmark;
Parsons – The New School for Design in New York;
Design Academy Eindhoven in The Netherlands;
and most recently, IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Milan.
Assistance comes in the form of an Application Room installed in each college.
This is a dedicated space where students can explore to their hearts’ content the many ways that crystal embellishment can enhance their creative vision, and experiment with crystal ingredients.
In addition, Swarovski supplies some key facilities:
- the specialist equipment needed for various complex methods of crystal application to materials of all kinds;
- a yearly quantity of Swarovski crystals to stimulate students and inspire creativity;
- technical training for their teachers in order to equip them with the knowledge necessary for tutoring students in these artisanal skills;
- and updated information on the newest design trends and innovations.
Not only does this support keep traditional handcrafting skills alive and encourage the development of new creative expression, it also enables the stars of the future to flourish. Students receive the knowledge and expertise that they need in order to develop innovative jewelry concepts and bring their crystal-embellished dreams to fruition.