Perspectives. A collaboration with John Pawson and Swarovski.

Perspectives, created by John Pawson for Swarovski, casts new light on architectural masterpieces, enabling a dynamic new visual experience of buildings by the world's leading architects. The luminously beautiful work is soon to be installed in the Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore, one of the most powerful examples of Palladian architecture, during the 55th international art exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia.

Perspectives opens 1st June 2013 in the Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore

Perspectives will open at the 16th Century Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore during the 55th International Art Exhibition—la Biennale di Venezia from 1st June-23rd November 2013. Read more.

John Pawson interview

John Pawson discusses his collaboration with Swarovski at St Paul's Cathedral. Read more.

First view

View images of the intervention.

Swarovski lens fabrication

View images of the production of the 40cm wide concave Swarovski crystal meniscus, made from optical quality glass by Swarovski.

Marzorati Ronchetti hemisphere fabrication

View images of the production of the mirrored hemisphere created by Marzorati Ronchetti. The upper surface of the seamlessly fabricated metal hemisphere of diameter 1200mm and height 675mm is polished to a mirror finish by specialist craftsmen in Cantu, in the north of Italy.