Brass, Swarovski Crystals
L18 x W4 x H2.5m (L60 x W13 x H8ft)
The idea of Eden was to create an environment that evokes one of the strongest primeval responses in man: the forest. But this is no ordinary forest – it is a fantastical archaic landscape. At its entrance a filmed waterfall from the surrounding Alps cascades on a screen and is reflected in mirrored walls, while the white noise of the water permeates the whole chamber. Inside Eden, the visitor follows a path that meanders through a dense wilderness of simple polished brass structures, which through mirrored walls appear to go on to infinity. Within the depths of this dark forest, the wanderer encounters strange hidden gems in the form of the biggest crystals Swarovski ever produced. They emerge as beacons of light from the dark, like strange exotic birds or reptiles, flowers, or fruit, symbolizing the magnificence of nature and the origins of life.