Black Oyster Chandelier, London 2012
I was approached by GHD to create something for their new hair academy in Soho, London.
I worked closely with the interior and brand designers to create something which worked in harmony with their key branding aesthetics: groups of spots, and multi-textured black finishes.
The laser-cut steel disks were powder-coated in a variety of different black finishes. I also incorporated a small percentage of translucent acrylic disks to add texture and intrigue. The matt-black steel ceiling tray disappears in the black ceiling, allowing the disks to look strong but understated.
The aesthetic of the Black Oyster Chandelier, previously conceived in white porcelain, lends itself perfectly for the sexiness and understated utilitarian chic of the GHD brand.
Photo credit: Tobias Andrew