A contemporary chandelier made of hexagonally bent glass tubes.

Lobmeyr, 2010

The design process of this piece originally saw Lobmeyr's traditional Schloss Hof chandelier, an early baroque glass-arm-chandelier, as a reference. The glass rods were reinvented and created a modern looking chandelier with a classic feeling.

Inspired by the shape of traditional lanterns, the basket like structure is composed by hexagonally bent glass tubes, which are interwoven with silk cords. The lighting unit, which is what ultimately brings life into a chandelier and determines its quality as a light sculpture, was selected to be a twisted spiral on a slim pole with halogen bulbs.

Lobmeyr, 2010
Photography: Klaus Fritsch