Zaha Hadid among chandelier creators for David Gill


Zaha Hadid + Barnaby Barford among chandelier creators for David Gill

zaha hadid + barnaby barford among chandelier creators for david gill  zaha hadid chandelier ‘lisse’, 2014 black corian and clear acrylic all images courtesy of david gill galleries
zaha hadid + barnaby barford among chandelier creators for david gill
zaha hadid
chandelier ‘lisse’, 2014
black corian and clear acrylic
all images courtesy of david gill galleries

David Gill galleries in London presents a curated collection of chandeliers by seven great creators: zaha hadid,fredrikson stallard, mattia bonetti, barnaby barfordfernando and humberto campanagaetano pesce and jacopo fogginithe show comprising both new work using swarovski crystal and innovative mediums illustrates ‘different materials and forms, not just to challenge the traditional chandelier but also the contemporary chandelier.’ gill describes ‘sometimes what makes something contemporary is harkening back to the past. transforming forms and materials, and applying new technologies together with traditional craftsmanship makes a tantalizing blend side by side.’

fredrikson stallard chandelier ‘canon’, 2014 metal and swarovski crystal
fredrikson stallard
chandelier ‘canon’, 2014
metal and swarovski crystal
fredrikson stallard chandelier ‘canon’, 2014 metal and swarovski crystal
fredrikson stallard
chandelier ‘canon’, 2014
metal and swarovski crystal

drawing visual reference from tensile architectural forms, zaha hadid’s refraction of light chandelier ‘lisse’ illustrates a careful interplay between shadow and light. a polished black corian body comprises an intricate netting of lines stretching outwards to the ends of the structural frame. as a manifestation of hadid’s research into parametric patterning, ‘lisse’ references the ancient ornamental art of filigree, as a delicate fluidity seamlessly emerges as a compositional facet.

barnaby barford, chandelier ‘jungle VIP’, 2014 metal frame and black swarovski crystal
barnaby barford,
chandelier ‘jungle VIP’, 2014
metal frame and black swarovski crystal
barnaby barford, chandelier ‘jungle VIP’, 2014 metal frame and black swarovski crystal
barnaby barford,
chandelier ‘jungle VIP’, 2014
metal frame and black swarovski crystal

‘cannon’ by fredrikson stallard maintains spatial simplicity that is both architectural and sculptural, deconstructing the classic and creating a novel chandelier language. bought ‘by the meter’, the shimmering tower is always relevant and unique to its environment, able to hung vertically, horizontally and everything in between.

gaetano pesce chandelier ‘what it is to be human?’, 2010 polyurethane, resin and metal structure
gaetano pesce
chandelier ‘what it is to be human?’, 2010
polyurethane, resin and metal structure
gaetano pesce chandelier ‘what it is to be human?’, 2010 polyurethane, resin and metal structure
gaetano pesce
chandelier ‘what it is to be human?’, 2010
polyurethane, resin and metal structure

artist barnaby barford strikes the chandelier theme with his emblematic sense of wry humor for ‘jungle VIP’.tilted to the side, a swinging jewel encrusted monkey hangs from the sculptural form, covered with over 3,600 black swarovski crystals. ‘I wanted to give chandeliers a new life, change its context and make a sculpture out of it’ barford says ‘…and king louie’s song ‘I want to be like you’ in the ‘the jungle book’ started playing.’

jacopo foggini chandelier ‘supernova’, 2014 polycarbonate
jacopo foggini
chandelier ‘supernova’, 2014
polycarbonate
jacopo foggini chandelier ‘supernova’, 2014 polycarbonate
jacopo foggini
chandelier ‘supernova’, 2014
polycarbonate

 

‘supernova’ has been designed by italian artist jacopo foggini in polycarbonate, using an innovative technique in which he hand forms fired thread at 280 degrees and twists the material into a maze of delicately intertwined matter. through this meticulous work, the artist expresses his sculptural qualities and as foggini says ‘therefore there is no possibility for any error or, possibly one could say, there is an intentional and recurring error like any light star ever realized before’

mattia bonetti chandelier ‘opera’, 2014 sculpted bronze and swarovski crystal
mattia bonetti
chandelier ‘opera’, 2014
sculpted bronze and swarovski crystal
mattia bonetti chandelier ‘opera’, 2014 sculpted bronze and swarovski crystal
mattia bonetti
chandelier ‘opera’, 2014
sculpted bronze and swarovski crystal

 

paris-based swiss mattia bonetti presents ‘opera’ in sculpted bronze and swarovski crystal. of his influences for the chandelier design bonetti says ‘it’s quite improbable, [the story of] a lady that dresses to the nines to go to the opera or to the ball, coming back very late, in her high spirits she dips her arms on the floor below, and magically brings up lights.’

fernando and humberto campana chandelier ‘pamphilj’, 2011 gilded bronze
fernando and humberto campana
chandelier ‘pamphilj’, 2011
gilded bronze
fernando and humberto campana chandelier ‘pamphilj’, 2011 gilded bronze
fernando and humberto campana
chandelier ‘pamphilj’, 2011
gilded bronze

 

referencing the decorative and ornate baroque style of the 17th and 18th century, brazil’s most significant contemporary designers humberto and fernando campana have designed the chandelier ‘pamphilj’. the sculptural light object combines hundreds of found and created bronze ornaments melded and gilded, each with its own history.

Story via Design Boom


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