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A very deep-sea chandelier

January 23, 2012 - Posted in Design , Environment and Ecology Posted by:

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I am in lust for this chandelier.

Don’t get me wrong – I am often in lust for chandeliers.  I am not, as it turns out, without my quirks.  But this one if particularly gorgeous.

This piece – Skyphos 1 – was designed by Kateřina Smolíková.  It’s a low-energy glass-and-LED design.  And the reason it looks so ethereally familiar?  Her inspiration were the bioluminescent organisms which inhabit our waters.  This one reminds me particularly of a deep-sea jellyfish, and in particular the comb jellyfish.

According to treehugger, Smolíková is a student at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, focusing (not surprisingly) on glass blowing, melting and casting. And this, apparently won her a student award.

Not surprising.  Can’t wait to see what she does next!