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Mon 25.7.

‘One Crystal Chandelier’ by Thomas Feichtner for Lobmeyr (AT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 25.07.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'One Crystal Chandelier' by Thomas Feichtner for Lobmeyr

The multi-award-winning Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner has recently unveiled his latest pendant lamp design created for the renowned Viennese crystal specialists, Lobmeyr. A contemporary reinterpretation of Lobmeyr’s traditionally opulent chandeliers, Feichtner’s strikingly simple, reduced ‘One Crystal Chandelier‘ consists of a black cable enclosed within a plain bent metal tube, and a single hand-cut crystal which is suspended above the end of the brass structure and lit from below by an LED.

'One Crystal Chandelier' by Thomas Feichtner for Lobmeyr

Thomas Feichtner explains the concept behind his streamlined design:

 

‘The design is a greatly simplified one which consciously breaks with the historically more formal and representative role that crystal chandeliers have played. It is not powerful opulence, but rather a fascinating simplicity that dominates this work. And it is the use of LED technology that makes it possible to take this approach to its logical conclusion. The concept becomes particularly clear within the context of the producer’s history and in light of the way it contrasts with traditional chandelier designs.’

'One Crystal Chandelier' by Thomas Feichtner for Lobmeyr

'One Crystal Chandelier' by Thomas Feichtner for Lobmeyr

Sketch for 'One Crystal Chandelier' by Thomas Feichtner for Lobmeyr

view the Lobmeyr collections on Architonic

 

view Thomas Feichtner designs on Architonic

 

read about last year’s ‘Lobmeyr Glass’ exhibition at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York