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Swarovski Crystal Palace pushed the boundaries in Milan this year with an exhibition by leading designers during the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile. A carefully selected group of creators had been invited to design an atmosphere, which included items of lighting, furniture and interior design elements. Installations by Zaha Hadid, Paul Cocksedge, Front, Studio Job, Pierro Lissoni, Arne Quinze, Fredrikson Stallard, Marcus Tremonto, Marcel Wanders and Tokujin Yoshioka produced a spell-binding exhibition with over 18,000 visitors. The party on Wednesday night was great fun with the usual crowds in Via Savona. There was a great moment at the end when three girls in crystal bikinis stood under the chandelier showers to Marcel’s mosaic wall.