Celebrating 120 Years
120 years are a really special anniversary and Swarovski celebrated this event with their partners in Wattens, Tyrol.
it was parted into 2 evenings and 2 days. At first there was a cosy get-together with people from around the whole world in Nattererboden near Wattens. As diverse the customers are as diverse is the area of application of the crystals, so it was very interesting to listen to the different stories of those customers.
The next morning started in the house Marie in Wattens with a speech from Markus Langes-Swarovski, who summarised the 120 years old story of Swarovski along with some pictures. It was very impressive to see and hear what was developed after the famous Article No. 1 and the first chaton. Taro Nordheider thanked their partners for 120 years of collaberation and said that he was excited for the next 120 years.
Afterwards at the Designer Talk, Manish Arora, Shourouk, Miranda Konstantindou and Christoph Kargruber talked about topics like Inspiration, Progress, etc. in connection with crystals from swarovski. We were amazed by the speech of Celine Cousteau, who afterwards spoke about sustainability together with Geraldine Vallejo and Burak Cakmak.
Thats how short a morning can be! After lunch the day continued with workshops called „Brand Promise“ and „Design & Trend Progression, which presented concentrated knowledge to small groups.
True to the motto "after work comes the fun" there was nothing in the way anymore for the big gala. 120 years of Swarovski and the re-opening of the Swarovski Crystal World was celebrated and also in perfect conditions. Not only was the guest list striking, but also the whole ambience from the extra built up tent, which was transparent on one side so you could see the sleeping giant. The Wattens brass-musik ensemble made sure the guests had a fantastic background music. An incredible 3-course-menu with chosen wines from the Norton winery provided sustenance. For the last highlight of the day full of highlights, FKA Twings performed live and played some of their songs for all 500 guests. WOW.
It was 2 wonderful spent days and evenings there in Wattens and we would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone and happy anniversary!
And here a few photos of the evenings and workshops:
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