Cascade Chandelier, Switzerland 2007
High up in the Swiss mountains, in a ski chalet designed by Norman Foster, the Cascade chandelier was commissioned by Callender Howarth.
I was asked to design an installation that brings an organic, rustic, natural feel to compliment the beautiful interior and to reflect the amazing surroundings. The Cascade chandelier is about purity and displaying a material in a raw and honest way. All of the ‘leaves’ are individually-suspended and gently rotate due to any natural air currents present in the space. During the day, the metal leaves reflect any direct sun light throughout the space like slow-moving fireflies, and during the night they reflect the softness of the dimmed bulbs to create a mesmerising glimmer.
Other Cascade Chandeliers have been commissioned by Conran & Partners as a part of the refurbishment of the World-famous Bluebird Restaurant on Kings Road, and subsequently for Vitra’s London showroom. Cascade Chandeliers have been made in polished stainless steel, polished brass, red-powder-coated steel, and antiqued copper.