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Zaha Hadid Chandelier

  • Swarovski Crystal Palace
  • Size
  • Height 6.00m
  • Width 2.25m
  • Length 10.50m
  • Material
  • Swarovski Crystal, Aluminium, SS Cabling, Copper wire, Microprinted LEDs

The collaboration between Zaha Hadid and Swarovski Crystal Palace was an opportunity to challenge preconceived notions of lighting design on a large-scale. Drawing inspiration from self-organising systems and nanotechnology, the project redefines the chandelier, transforming it from a passive object merely hung from the ceiling to a reflective light source that forcefully engages with the space.

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86 cables stretch from floor to ceiling at a 45-degree angle, generating more than 8 tons of tensile force and creating a fluted cone that carries 2,700 internally lit crystals. Enclosing the cone in a fluid vortex, the illuminated Swarovski crystals cast an ethereal light blue hue. The limited edition chandelier is more than 15 metres long and intended for a grand interior, while maintaining a high level of refinement and quality in every detail.

Architect

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Design

Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Project Architect

Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu, Kevin McClellan

Design Team

Jaime Bartolome, Simon Koumijan III, Amit Gupta

Engineering

ARUP AGU, Tristan Simmonds

Fabrication

LDDE Vertriebs GmbH
Stainless Steel Solutions, Inc
Sheetfabs