Exploded chandeliers by Ward van Gemert

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Young Dutch designer Ward van Gemert will present his Exploded chandeliers at Mint Gallery in London from today.

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"The deconstructed parts of a used chandelier are reconstructed into a new and modern chandelier," says van Gemert.

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The following information is from Ward van Gemert:

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Name: Exploded chandeliers
Year: 2008
Material: second-hand brass ball crown chandelier, electrical wire.

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The deconstructed parts of a used chandelier are reconstructed into a new and modern chandelier. The electrical wire is used to lit the light bulbs, but also as construction of the new chandelier.

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Story: In 2006 I graduated as a product designer at the st. Joost Arts academy in Breda, the Netherlands, with a series of three imaginary chairs.

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To create these chairs I saw ordinary chairs into pieces, which were hung with wires to the ceiling. The pieces were positioned in such a way the existing chairs transformed (morphed) into three completely different chairs. I called these new chairs ‘exploded chairs’.

My ‘exploded chairs’ were stripped of their function and created as an academic project. With my new designed ‘exploded chandeliers’, I used the same method to create new images, but now I added function. The use of electrical wire both in a functional and in a constructional manner, makes this design modern and new.

With this way of designing, I want to make every day objects special/ noticed again. An ordinary, often overlooked, product is used to make a new design. Due to my interventions one image can generate thousands of other images.

With my way of designing I want to surprise both user and viewer with beautiful images and at the same time increase the functionality of an existing product, while visually preserving the past in new designs.

  • http://www.homerejuvenation.blogspot.com Stan

    What a cool idea!

  • http://x OKP

    what so explosive about this.. ? ,,, dont really like it.. been surprised to much already by to much droog….
    think we get a bit dehydrated by this stuff

  • William

    its called “exploded” OKP because in design, an “exploded” diagram shows each part with a gap in between it showing how it fits together….

  • Matty D

    While it looks like someone invested a lot of time and thought into this, the results are really are not very exciting. Intersting idea, just a dull execution…

  • http://www.wmdlondon.com will

    dont think it quite came together

  • Honkie

    yawn yawn yawn

  • lin

    whatever all the haters say, i think it’s an exciting investigation with a really nice outcome. it feels like a fragile opulence which is something you rarely see. good job.

  • davide

    va a laurà barbun

  • http://www.aydinlatmavize.com avize

    great, thx….

  • p

    pretty nice idea, it shows the skeletal side of a completed chandelier. but this can be more elaborate.