Daniel Libeskind gets to design the new Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Star
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/os/os88jeyw2xro4lx4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Many big-name architects enjoy dabbling in product design and use their brand recognition to sell <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150060590/zaha-hadid-architects-design-3d-printed-chairs-for-nagami-s-milan-debut" rel="nofollow" >chairs</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/451131/tableware" rel="nofollow" >tableware</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/203832/shoes" rel="nofollow" >shoes</a>, and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149937514/the-extra-architectural-ventures-of-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" >anything in-between</a>—but getting to design the new star topping the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is one of the rarer commissions. <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" >Daniel Libeskind</a> was just tapped by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/220620/swarovski" rel="nofollow" >Swarovski</a> to create a replacement for the current star the crystal company had first unveiled in 2004.<br>
While designs for the new tree topper aren't available yet, an initial release announced a three-dimensional structure "radiant with light," inspired by the cosmos, and exemplifying Libeskind's trademark dramatic architectural lines.
"The new Swarovski Star for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is inspired by the beauty of starlight–something that radiates meaning and mystery into the world," Libeskind hinted at his inspiration. "The Star is a symbol that represents our greatest ambitions hope, unity...