Cyanometer by Marjan van Aubel for Swarovski

August 2019
As winner of the Designer of the Future in 2017, Marjan van Aubel created Cyanometer in collaboration with Swarovski´s crystal experts and Design Miami. It displays solar cells behind Swarovski’s crystals developed by ECN, the Dutch Energy Centre. The stones used for the ring-shaped installation are opals, which scatter the light in the same way that the sky does. By cutting the glass in certain angles, the light is refracted in a way that focuses more intensely on the solar cells, increasing its efficiency.