Chandelier. Monday , December 04th , 2017 - 22:20:52 PM
“The drop itself is constructed of two parts: the brass screw cap, which houses the light, and the hand-blown crystal reflecting the light to create puddles on the floor below. To replicate the nature of raindrops, no two drops are blown identical. The name “The Pour” derives from the distinctive shape that the chandelier forms: an exaggeration of the dramatic motion of water pouring out of a carafe. Designed by forming a grid mimicking how puddles ripple outward in concentric circles, each teardrop is hung to brass pipes of varying lengths. Placed strategically on the grid, the teardrops lock into the mirrored base that fits seamlessly between the two existing columns. The mirrored base reflects the teardrops endlessly into the sky above and when lit. The chandelier echoes rain frozen in time with ephemeral puddles overlaid on the floor below.”
The impressive dimension of the Swarovski Crystal Chandelier makes for a perfect integration within the Palace of Versailles. Displaying a minimalist elegance, the piece adds a valuable visual contrast to the chamber and is particularly interesting to observe in detail. The installation descending from the ceiling resembles a gold chain necklace; it is no wonder that the grand Palace of Versailles inspired Swarovski to create jewellery at a large scale. Have a look at the video below for a better understanding of the project and its context!
The light installation is a teardrop-shaped chandelier with deliciously unique lights that celebrate the fascinating nature of raindrops, where no drop is the same as the next. Photographed by Lauren Coleman, the installation was imagined as a whole made of unique pieces: “Each drop is hand blown by artisans and intricately engineered to house the lighting strategy for the chandelier.” Working with UK-based glass-blowers and metal engineers to create the crystal tear-drops, designers fabricated each droplet after careful observation of real raindrops.
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