Void Chandelier, Switzerland 2011
On the edge of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, you are surrounded by beauty: the vast quantities of water, the snow-covered mountains, and the views of Mont Blanc and its glaciers. The Void chandelier is designed to reflect all of these things.
The Void chandelier is also specifically-designed to work well with the low ceiling of this beautiful lake-side house. You can feel safe and relaxed under a landscape of more than a thousand hand-made, fluted glass tubes, illuminated by fiber-optic spot lights.
The shallow, bell-shaped void, generated by the varying wire-lengths, creates an aesthetic of lightness and anti-gravity. It is like a block of ice, where you, the person under the chandelier, is responsible for forcing the glass tubes upwards and ‘melting’ the ice to create the void.
Photo credit: Harry Singer