At first glance, Kateřina Smolíková's Skyphos 1 chandelier looks more like a deep-sea jellyfish than a lighting fixture - but the designer's near uncanny recreation will entrance you just the same. Inspired by the bioluminescence of underwater organisms, Smolíková's energy-efficient LED chandelier is a stunning lamp that lends an ethereal glow to any space.
To create her shimmering jellyfish-like Skyphos 1 chandelier, Kateřina Smolíková used glass blowing, melting, and casting techniques. The lucent form looks delicate, but her careful selection of materials and savvy design process have yielded to a robust lighting fixture. We can imagine how a sea of these spectacular lights would look when hung from above, hypnotizing those beneath.
Smolíková is a student focusing on glass design at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her Skyphos 1 chandelier has earned her the Outstanding Student Design Award.