The Swarovsk Ray Paperweight, by Swarovski Artist Darko Mladenovic, is being used as an award for all of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
The crystal giant Swarovski employs the most talented designers around the world working on its most popular crystal creations. Approximately 65 Swarovski artists have been employed by the company since 1976. And many times, Swarovski crystal designs were credited as ‘team’, implying that a number of people worked to the project so that a single designer could not be credited for the crystal figurine design.
One designer in particular, Darko Mdadenovic, worked for Swarovski 2002 to 2008. During that time, he created 21 sculptures that were officially launched into the Daniel Swarovski Home Accessories product line of the company. His least expensive design retailed for $475 and most expensive design exceeded $5200.
One of Darko’s most recognized designs was the Swarovski Large Ray Paperweight. This sculpture was a Limited Edition, with only 250 produced. The original retail price was nearly $5200. The Swarovski Ray Paperweight was almost 8″ in length, an undeniably stunning design.
Time magazine recognized the timelessness and beauty of the Ray Paperweight. With some customization to add “Time 100″ as if it were a logo, Time awarded this sculpture to the recipients of the Time Magazine’s 100 World’s Most Influential People for an amazing four years! This was not just an honor to the recipients; it was an honor to Darko himself!
The full article and a picture of the special Ray Paperweight sculpture can be found on the Swarovski web site. Some of this artist’s designs pictures can be found on the Darko web site .
Congratulations to Darko and all the Time recipients for this prestigious title of “Time Magazine’s 100 World’s Most Influential People”.
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