Mark Sturkenboom has "grown" a crystal chandelier that is out of this world. The designer set out to envision what humanity's discarded decorations will look like thousands of years in the future, cluttered as the planet is with our numerous objects. Overgrown is a collection of chandeliers and candlesticks designed to look like relics from a "desolate, flooded world" -- perhaps the result of climate change and rising sea levels?
Sturkenboom starts by selecting antique objects and covering them with a fluid which causes crystals to grow on the metal over time. In this way, every object in the collection is an entirely unique piece. The pieces are available for sale through Sturkenboom’s studio, although they don’t come cheap, starting at 850 euro. If you love the idea and want to see one of your own family heirlooms transformed, the studio is willing to give the crystal treatment to clients’ belongings as well.
This is just one of the many innovative designs we spotted this week at the Milan Furniture Fair. Click the link below to see more.