UNICEF Snowflake / Ingo Maurer + Baccarat

Shining in the heart of City at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, the UNICEF Snowflake is a special symbol for the world’s most vulnerable children. It hangs as a reminder of UNICEF’s commitment to reach a day when zero children die from preventable causes. Hanging at its location in the big city, throughout the winter season, the  largest outdoor chandelier of its kind is designed by German lighting and industrial designer Ingo Maurer, along with leading French crystal manufacturers Baccarat. The iconic UNICEF Snowflake has 12 double-sided branches adorned with 16,000 dazzling crystal prisms handcrafted in the small village of , France. Names can be engraved upon the New York City landmark while helping children around the world in need. For more information, and to find out how you can donate, please visit here. A video of the symbol of a beacon of hope for children can be viewed after the break.

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Cite: Furuto, Alison. "UNICEF Snowflake / Ingo Maurer + Baccarat" 24 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=308919>