Jazzmine Mathieu. Chandelier. December 20th , 2017.
The ribbons of translucent silicone imitate rows of tubes that contribute to the perception of the musical instruments theme: “We`ve continued our experiments with silicone as we love the translucency and color overlaying effects that this material provides. And its flexibility is important as well“, the two designers stated. Anna and Alexey started their creative collaboration in Moscow more than 10 years ago. Their area of expertise includes product design and light design, as well as interior and transportation design. How would you comment on this particular item in their portfolio?
When you see a light sculpture designed to increase the visual appeal of a room and define its luminous character, you stop on your way to admire it. It’s the case of the Raindrop chandelier known as “The Pour”, a modern light sculpture meant to illuminate and beautify its chosen location in Tribeca, New York City. Lisa Hinderdael and Dara Huang of Design Haus Liberty worked on the design that was supposed to create a unique vibe in a living room featuring exposed industrial columns on either end of a dropped beam. According to the design brief, the light sculpture was supposed to “create an architectural relationship with the space” while beautifully hanging off the exposed beam.
Of course, traditional tiered crystal chandeliers never go out of style and some manufacturers are adding a modern twist on the idea by creating pieces made of more organic materials such as wood or substituting wood beads for crystals. Many retailers, including several mentioned above, offer such chandeliers starting at less than $150.
There are plenty of options for chandeliers that pay tribute to the stars and planets, a strong theme this year. Hitting a variety of price points from retailers both in-store and online, look for pieces that are sure to be conversation-starters and ones which best represent your interests and ideals. From futuristic pendants resembling space travel to earthy fixtures shaped like our planet, this year’s favorite chandeliers are certain to shine.
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