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!