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Amazing Chandelier Transforms Any Room Into a Fairytale Forest

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On August 20, 2014 @ 5:14 pm In Art,carousel showcase,gallery,Green Lighting | 17 Comments

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This stunning Forms in Nature chandelier transforms any room into a fairytale landscape! Inspired by drawings made by German biologist and naturalist Ernst Haeckel, designers Hilden & Diaz [1] created an intricate bundle of entangled roots, bushes and tree branches that projects a 360-degree forest of shadows when illuminated from within.

Hilden & Diaz [1] mirrored the forest-like [2] sculpture around its horizontal and central axis to form a full circle around the light source. The mirrorings are thrown onto the wall and create almost Rorschach-like patterns whose shapes feed on ones imagination.

Forms in Nature Chandelier, Hilden&Diaz, biomimetic design, chandelier design, biomimetic chandelier, Rorschach chandelier, lighting design, green lighting, shadow projection [3]

Besides the shape of the chandelier, light intensity also affects the overall atmosphere—when the light is dimmed [4] the chandelier creates an image of a weak fire burning in the forest. It is left to a person’s imagination to read the over-sized shadows as a forest gently lit by the flickering camp fire, or a terrifying underworld filled with monsters lurking behind the roots and bushes.

+ Hilden & Diaz [1]

Via This Is Colossal [5]


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[1] Hilden & Diaz: http://piodiaz.wordpress.com/

[2] forest-like: http://inhabitat.com/ms-lounge-sports-a-forest-like-facade-of-recycled-plastic-tubes/

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/05/Forms-in-Nature-Chandelier-HildenDiaz-2.jpg

[4] light is dimmed: http://inhabitat.com/uk-to-dim-motorway-lights-to-save-energy-and-reduce-co2-emissions/

[5] This Is Colossal: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/05/chandelier-projects-tree-shadows-onto-the-wall/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+colossal+%28Colossal%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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