Swarovski Masquerade Display Stage 268236 in great condition. It measures 14″ high x 11 7/8″ x 18.25″ and includes original Box.
For more than 113 years there has been one name that has been consistently and inextricably linked to precision cut crystal and fashion. The founder of the company, Daniel Swarovski I, was born in 1862 in Northern Bohemia. This happened to be the centre of a flourishing crystal and costume jewelry industry. In such a setting it’s perhaps unsurprising that Daniel was fascinated with the colorful brilliance of faceted stones from his earliest years. Moreover, as a young man he showed an aptitude for invention and entrepreneurship.
Today the family company employs more than 20,000 and with a presence in more than 120 countries. In 1895 Daniel Swarovski moved to Wattens in Austria where he could generate his own electricity from alpine streams and keep the secrets of his inventions safe. He went into business at a time when the arts, literature, music and science were cross-pollinating right across Central Europe. Surrounded by the inspiration of Mitteleuropa and all that it represented, the company was steeped in culture, innovation and creativity from the outset.
During the opening decades of the 20th century, Swarovski crystals became an essential ingredient in the heady world of high fashion. The company worked with iconic figures like Chanel, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga and later, Christian Dior. The glittering, light filled crystals were irresistible to artists like jazz singer Josephine Baker, then to Hollywood icons like Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.
The success of the company today is directly related to the fact that the fourth and fifth generation family management still respect the principles of the Daniel Swarovski I. Excellence in business practice and product quality, constant innovation, a desire to create products of great beauty. The company observes meaningful humanistic values in all its dealings with its employees, business partners, the community and the environment.
Swarovski has always been on the cutting edge of innovation and creativity. Today Swarovski engages in intensive trend research so that the company’s products always reflect what is new, brilliant and beautiful. The company has a long history of collaboration with the world’s leading designers and couturiers. Swarovski crystal understands the creative process involved in using crystal to bring highly individual visions to life. Now, through the CREATE YOUR STYLE with Swarovski crystal initiative, the company shares this exciting process with fashion-forward individuals. This opens up a new world of personal expression through crystal.
This initiative aims to create a ‘global village’ of like-minded people with a passion for expressing their style through personally designed jewellery, accessories and decorative items for the home. www.create-your-style.com facilitates the exchange of creative ideas, design and style tips, news and information about international competitions through a vibrant online community. It provides a list of RECOMMENDED STORES that reflect the high standards demanded by Swarovski. Here shoppers can discover their own style, explore their creativity and seek expert advice.
113 years after its founding, Swarovski is still driven to always improve on what is good. When the company history is retold in future years, the CREATE YOUR STYLE with Swarovski crystal initiative will most certainly be another extremely important chapter.