Fibre Optic Chandelier

 

Fibre Optic Chandelier

The 3 storey chandelier, throwing light and reflections around the stairwell, was handmade by the architects on site, using 580m of fibre optic cable and slivers of acrylic, as a modern interpretation of a classic cut glass chandelier. The most striking feature is the staircase - made with a lasercut steel stringer, the stair is 60mm thick and the stringers are end-supported only, with a gap to the sides that gives the impression of the stairs floating unsupported. The stair is faced top and bottom with walnut, giving an Escher-like illusion of an impossible stair viewed up from below.

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