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Swarm Chandelier

  • Established & Sons, London
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  • Material: Crystal

The Swarm Chandelier for Established & Sons expresses the sense of perpetual motion that characterises the studio’s work. Its hundreds of reflective black crystals are suspended in petal-like volumes, as if thrown into space by a controlled explosion. From afar, the intricately layered chandelier appears as a unified whole, only revealing its varied modulations and sub-articulations upon closer examination.

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To achieve the desired spatial composition of the Swarm Chandelier, complex analysis tools were used to define the explosive forces applied to the original mass, of which the crystals are fragments. The ability to produce such intricately moulded forms was enhanced by sophisticated digital modelling, which included using animation software to illustrate the force fields of the imagined crystal-creation explosion.

Architect

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Design

Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Project Architect

Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu

Manufacturer

Established & Sons, London