How are designers inspired? No one knows what exactly, anything could inspire us, but what really helps is the client’s attitude and extent of flexibility. In “flexibility” I mean how much he is willing to allow the designer to create in addition to the budget limit he/she sets for the project.
This Chandelier called “Bacterioptica “ is made of petri dishes (dishes biologists use to culture cells) and 15000 feet of Fiber optic cables. The interesting thing about this chandelier is the story behind it, its why I mentioned how clients shape our designs in many ways.
According to the designers, MADLAB, it is “designed to be adaptive, not only in its form and mechanics, but more importantly, in the way it evolves. Bacterioptica is not your typical chandelier, just as no family is a typical unit of interactions. Its on/off switch does not control it. Bacterioptica is alive. It grows. It is itself a household organism. It is living and breathing the same air and bacteria we are. It is designed to synchronize with the life of a very unique New Jersey household, comprised of two parents, three children, a dog, and one hell of an extended family: grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, not to mention house plants, insects, allergens, fungi, and billions of bacteria that live with, on and among all humans."
MADLAB is an award-winning and internationally published architecture firm noted for its research and innovative design services. We approach every project with a creative collaborative mindset and expanded understanding of the diverse and complex factors that influence wonderful design- from interior fixtures to urban environments.
MADLAB was Founded in 2003 by Petia Morozov and Jose Alcala, the firm is comprised of design professionals who reflect MADLAB’s commitment to environmental sensitivity, intelligent creativity and client service. Each of our projects is the result of a unique vision, with a masterful expression of space, materials and systems.
Another design house not just promoting luxury materials in their lighting fixtures but working with talented designers to create breathtaking chandeliers is Swarovsky Crystal Palace.
Kuwait’s Sheikh Majed Al Sabah along with Stoique created the above chandelier that was presented at Milan’s 2007 fair. It is among Swarovski’s “One of a kind” collection. It is almost 200cm in length made of tiaras, crowns, and peace signs internally lit with LEDs.
Ball by Tom Dixon recreates the perfect virtual sphere out of hundreds of crystals suspended on individual threads. The dimensions it come in are diameters of 50cm, 70cm, and 100cm.
Cascade is designed by Vincent Van Duysen its height is 325cm and comes in both floor mounted and ceiling hanging versions.
Matali Crasset designed Sky after being inspired by clouds. It is made with halogen light bulbs and plexi glass.
Windfall is known worldwide as the dynamic contemporary chandelier brand, which is re-defining the nature of crystal chandeliers. Dutch born Roel Haagmans and German Clarissa Dorn were already experienced chandelier designers for other companies when they set up Windfall together in Munich in 2004, to explore the contemporary potential of crystal chandeliers.
Since starting the company in 2004, Windfall has collaborated with many leading architects and Light planners, including Italo Rota Architects (Milan) David Chipperfield Arch. (London), YOO Architects (London), Jestico & Whiles, Scott Brownrigg (London), Jean Philippe Nuel (Paris), KCA International (London), Reflexion (Zurich), HBA (Los Angeles), Bost Design (Berlin), Davis & Baron (London), Spence, Harris & Hogan (London), Plajer & Franz (Berlin), Gallery Dilmos (Milan), Paul Steelman Design (Las Vegas) and many more.