In the beginning, when he was creating Manooi’s 2005 debut collection, the concept that János Héder had wanted to capture with his first lighting product was that of two galaxies embracing each other. After making and rejecting dozens of designs, he found his perfect shape. He named it ‘Artica’. The Artica chandelier has since become an iconic symbol of the Manooi brand, its distinctive ellipse recognized around the world.

Swarovski has been Manooi’s conceptual partner from the outset, inspiring the designers with the brilliance of its crystal, so János and Judit then approached Swarovski with the idea of making a bespoke Artica-shaped crystal. János would design the shape and Swarovski’s skilled technicians would create it. The resulting Artica cut would embody the synergy between the two companies—a unique partnership, like two galaxies embracing. What better representation of Manooi’s success?

The Artica crystal decorates each of Manooi pieces to provide proof of authenticity. As a tribute to enduring partnerships and to a brilliant artistic vision, it’s the ideal embodiment of the philosophical foundations of the brand. If Artica isn’t part of it, it’s not a true Manooi.

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