rain chandleier

Good design probes the dimensions of harmony and vitality.

Australian designer Ilan El created this beautiful Rain pendant chandelier with the goal of engaging the senses through sight and sound. Rain is an interactive chandlier which doubles as a windchime: moving the rods creates a delicate string of sound, which are accompanied by rippling reflections of light. The lights inside hang on the electrical cords that power them, and while they aren’t overtly sustainable, the choice of both recyclable material (aluminum) and playful/engaging functionality makes the lights a beacon of good design.

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  1. dining room chandelier October 14, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    Wow, that’s a fantastic idea! Though, I’m suprised noone’s done it before. I suppose many people were afraid they’d be too fragile..?

  2. oi-oi-oi August 25, 2006 at 6:57 am

    Carn the aussies!

  3. James August 24, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    Very nice. At first, I thought this design used individual LEDs, but it appears that each tube has a single lightsource at the top. What type of lamp is used in these slender tubes?

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