Jazzmine Mathieu. Chandelier. January 01st , 2018.
One singular fixture resembling Mother Earth makes a strong statement, and contemporary manufacturer Moooi has created a specific piece that pays tribute to our planet. Designed by Bertjan Pot, the Random Light is huge in size, yet light as a feather. What began as a simple craft project has bloomed into a timeless and widely recognized staple for retailer Design Within Reach. Ranging from $675 to $2,696, and offered in sizes small, medium and large, this fixture is often installed in groups of two or three for a dramatic effect.
Not only are these chandeliers striking in appearance, they also cast interesting shadows on the surrounding walls. The sculptural design mimics a tree and its roots, twisted and intertwined in a way that looks sporadic. However, this design is actually mirrored around its horizontal axis — a trademark in many designs by this Danish duo. In Forms in Nature, the mirroring resembles the relationship between our world and the mystery of the underworld.
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.
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?
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