Basket by Marco Dessí for Lobmeyr

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Basket by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr

Designer Marco Dessí of Vienna will present a light made from glass tubes woven with silk rope with Vessel Gallery at SuperDesign in London, which opens tomorrow.

Basket by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr

The tubes are bent into hexagonal shapes and slotted onto the silk cords, while a double-helix of halogen bulbs extends from a single stem inside.

Basket by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr

Called Basket, the piece was created with Viennese glass company Lobmeyr.

Basket by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr

SuperDesign takes place 14-17 October at Victoria House Basement, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1 B4DA.

Basket by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr

Here's some more information from Dessí:


BASKET

The starting point for this project were Lobmeyr's very traditional “Schloss Hof” chandeliers from the glass arm-family.

Basket by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr

This approach not only reinvents the use of glass tubes but also draws upon the vast variety of different types of chandeliers to carry over the glass arms to an altogether new application.

Basket by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr

I selected the shape of traditional lanterns as a template and used hexagonally bent glass tubes in combination with silken cords creating a structure resembling a typical woven basket.

Basket by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr

The lighting unit was selected to be a twisted spiral on a slim pole with halogen bulbs. This resembles a double helix further stressing the natural look and feel of this item.

Basket by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr

Brass, glass, silk ropes; finish: gold or silver in a limited edition, 2010

Basket by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr


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    If they had only made a version with electric green rope and a gold plate, it would be the greatest light ever made. So close.