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.
Called Basket, the piece was created with Viennese glass company Lobmeyr.
SuperDesign takes place 14-17 October at Victoria House Basement, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1 B4DA.
Here's some more information from Dessí:
The starting point for this project were Lobmeyr's very traditional “Schloss Hof” chandeliers from the glass arm-family.
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.
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.
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.
Brass, glass, silk ropes; finish: gold or silver in a limited edition, 2010
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