Habitus Loves… Chandeliers

In issue 10 of Habitus magazine we take a look at the latest chandeliers fusing modern materials with a traditional concept. Here, we shed light on another 8 of our favourites

20 Dec 2010

 

Antler

 


Designed by:
Volker Haug

Why we love it: Like
all of Volker’s lights, this is really great fun. Toying with the idea
of antlers, it’s got an industrial feel and is far from traditional!

Where you can get it:

Volker Haug

 

Bacterioptica

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Designed by: MADLAB

Why we love it: This
chandelier would be a pretty big commitment above your dining table,
but it sure does have impact. Each light is actually a petri dish, in
which you can grow bacteria (a little creepy no?), connected with rods
and fibre optic cables.

Where you can get it:

MADLAB

Taraxacum 88 Suspension

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Designed by: Achille Castiglioni for Flos

Why we love it: Looking
like a big ball of bubble wrap, this chandelier almost seems inverted,
with the fragile glass on the outside and 20-sided polished aluminium
core.

Where you can get it:

Euroluce

Hope

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Designed by:
Francisco Gomez Paz and Paolo Rizzatto for Luceplan

Why we love it: This
Chandelier is made up of thin polycarbonate Fresnel lenses. There’s
some serious science behind this light, with the material “imprinted with microprisims” to create a “dioptric effect” that mimics glass. A modern take on the traditional chandelier.

Where you can get it:

Light2

Tide

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Designed by: Stuart Haygarth

Why we love it: This
collection of colourful objects creates a playful, yet elegant
expression of ‘man-made debris’ that’s at the core of Haygarth’s work.
Love the re-use.

Where you can get it:

Stuart Haygarth

Branching Bubble

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Designed by: Lindsey Adelman Studio

Why we love it: Like
a big stick insect, the frame of this chandelier (in oil-rubbed bronze)
is very organic, with clear blown ‘bubbles’ – two with gold foil. They
can be made to order and customised.

Where you can get it:

Lindsey Adelman Studio

White

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Designed by: Winnie Liu

Why we love it:
Another chandelier using found objects, this light by jeweller Winnie
Liu features quite a macabre collection of toys and other objects all in
white. Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea, but definitely worth a mention.

Where you can get it:

Innermost

85 Lamps

Designed by: Rody Graumans

Why we love it:
The excitement of this chandelier comes from the simplicity of its
identical components. The 85 hanging bulbs would, alone, seem so common
and everyday, yet they’re extravagant and almost absurd when bunched
together.

Where you can get it:

Droog