Entries in Chandelier (4)
The Nymphea project is a chandelier that reverses the usual workings of ceiling lights.
Whilst suspended from the ceiling, one looks at the chandelier from above. This switching between up and down creates an original lighting atmosphere, both intimate and close to the floor. The possibility to change the orientation of the lights also contributes to the design of the lamp. Like water lilies, the disks that make the lamp seem to float above an invisible surface. The observer can think that one has his feet in the water and looks to the bottom of an imaginary pond.
Traditionally, chandeliers have been understood as central, sculptural installations, which become the visual focus of a room.
The 14 series, designed by Omer Arbel in 2005, is the original chandelier to challenge this concept. Instead of a central sculptural object, the 14 series is an ambient chandelier, achieving its power through a strategy of composition and clustering. The 14 series fills the volume of a room, making the height and shape of its dimensions understood to the inhabitants in a direct physical manner.
Marcel Wanders’ Moooi White Light
Moooi Paper Chandeliers take center stage in the grand entrance to Marcel Wanders’ new showroom in London. The design team from Studio Job created this wondrous and decidedly eco-friendly chandelier for Wanders’ Dutch company Moooi and their Paper Furniture Collection. Inventive and cleverly made of compressed wood and cardboard, then finished with paper and polyurethane lacquer. It’s the designers’ take on updated paper-mache.