Gabriel Chandelier

Bouroullec brothers' chandelier in Versailles, with Swarovski

November 2013
In Paris’ Palace of Versailles, Swarovski installed the Gabriel Chandelier, by the Bouroullec brothers. It’s the first permanent contemporary piece installed in the famous Palace.
The chandelier, which is over 12 meters high and weighs half a ton, is composed of 800 crystal modules. These pieces are threaded around a stainless steel skeleton containing a led lighting system.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have conceived an organic form, both delicate and majestic of a contemporary aesthetic that nonetheless strikes perfect harmony with its historically charged setting. The chandelier got installed in the Gabriel stairway, constructed by Louis XV and leading up to the royal chambers of the King
Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski designs, manufactures, and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones, and finished products such as jewelry, accessories, and lighting.
Ronan Bouroullec presenting the Gabriel Chandelier in avant-première in Tyrol. Photo: Matthieu Salvaing.
Gabriel Chandelier by the Bouroullec brothers for Swarovski in Paris´ Palace of Versailles. Photo: Vogue. (during a dinner celebrating the hanging of the Gabriel Chandelier).