Hurricane Chandelier, London 2012
Commissioned by Conran and Partners for the entrance of the exciting new boutique hotel, South Place, central London, the Hurricane Chandelier introduces playfulness, Englishness, and evokes childhood memories.
One hundred solid polished aluminium Hurricanes, cast in Birmingham, are individually-suspended to form nine different paths of flight, including swooping underneath the light bulbs, and banking round in circles, narrowly missing the electrical cables by millimetres!
The hand-polished stainless steel ceiling tray, which is ‘stitched’ together in much the same way as a wing panel of an aluminium aircraft, consists of three equal parts where the split-lines are reminiscent of a three-bladed propeller.
Film credit: Yago Abella
Photo credit: Mickael N’Dour