Design, Environment and Ecology

A very deep-sea chandelier

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!