Rybakken and Gomez Paz create chandeliers for Luceplan

Daniel Rybakken and Francisco Gomez Paz create dramatic chandeliers for Luceplan

Designers Daniel Rybakken and Francisco Gomez Paz have both unveiled their latest chandelier designs for Italian lighting brand Luceplan.

Milan-based Gomez Paz has created Mesh, a suspension lamp made up of a delicate, bulbous web of thin steel cables that are studded with LEDs at their intersections.

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Francisco Gomez Paz' Mesh suspension lamp is made up of a delicate, bulbous web of thin steel cables

Norwegian Rybakken's Stochastic light features a single, large central light source, though it is obscured through an arrangement of glass spheres reminiscent of an upside-down bunch of balloons on strings.

For both designers, the chandeliers involved experimentation with LED lighting.

"It was really interesting to deconstruct this unique source of light, to make it explode in the space," said Milan-based Gomez Paz in a talk moderated by Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs at Luceplan's Soho showroom during New York design week.

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Each of the LEDs on the Mesh lamp can be independently controlled

The design of Mesh allows each of its LEDs to be independently controlled, so users can not only control the intensity of the light but choose to cast it in different parts of a room at different times.

"Because LEDs are electronic, I can turn each LED off independently," Gomez Paz said. "So the concept was to do maybe the first lamp in the market to generate a different quality of light in 360 degrees."

"That was my dream and we managed to do that."

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Daniel Rybakken's Stochastic features a single, large central light source surrounded by an arrangement of glass spheres

The individual LEDs of Mesh are arranged according to parameters similar to the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers that is said to underlie structures that occur in nature – like a pine cone or an artichoke.

For Stochastic, Rybakken's aim was to create an impact through simple repetition.

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Rybakken's aim was to create an impact through simple repetition of spheres

"Looking at a classic crystal chandelier, it is often a very complex small detail that is repeated," he said. "I wondered, what if you take the repeated object and make it really simple?"

"When you cluster it, you have something that is much more maximalistic."

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The name Stochastic refers to the random placement of spheres within the chandelier

His cloud of blown glass spheres comes in either a metallic or satin-white finish. The suspension lamp's light is diffused through this cluster of baubles.

The name Stochastic refers to the random placement of spheres within the chandelier, which means that each is in effect a one-of-a-kind creation.

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Rybakken's cloud of blown glass spheres comes in either a metallised or satin white finish

Mesh and Stochastic are the latest in a series of products the two designers have created for Luceplan over the years.

Gomez Paz's previous work for the Italian brand includes an extendable lighting system, while Rybakken previously created a table lamp that dims as it's pushed down a thin vertical stand.