Moon Chandelier (2012)Flat LED layers, Turned Acrylic, Carbon Fibre, Laser Cut Bored and Turned Aluminium, Bespoke Electronics and Controls
80mm Diameter Globes
Overall Chandelier 800mm Diameter, 2000mm Drop
Produced by Cinimod Studio
Available through Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
The Moon Chandelier is the first of a series of chandeliers and bespoke commissions that are based on the new chandelier module designed by Dominic Harris and his design company, Cinimod Studio.
The Moon Chandelier is conceived as a play between invisible light sources and the crescent of the moon in the sky at night. As one moves about the chandelier it will at times appear to consist of nothing more than crystal balls which from within begin to reveal a never-ending beautiful array of crescent shapes generated by the lighting layers within.
The Moon Chandelier is the result of playing with light, form, perception and technology. The incredible flatness of the lighting layer that has fascinated other designers is used to great effect, except in a radical inventive step it has been embedded within a precisely turned and hand polished acrylic sphere. This marriage of flatness and volume is responsible for the ephemeral and mesmerising light that at times is invisible, and at other times appears larger than life.
Common to all work of Cinimod Studio is the attention to detail and precision engineering involved in the design. The fabrication is to the highest standard, and carbon fibre suspension tubes and a milled aluminium top plate complete the physical design.