Bespoke Manufacturing of Flicker Chandelier for Kindred London
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London-based architecture firm Studioshaw has retrofitted the 18th-century, Grade II-listed Bradmore House in Hammersmith into a modern three-storey complex where a 7,500 sq ft plan houses a co-working space, bar, restaurant, and private rooms on the top floor for yoga, meditation and more mundane meetings.
The original bones of the building – not least the restoration of the tall Georgian windows, a listed panel room that came from the Geffrye Museum in 2001, period panels and cornices, and beautifully aged timber – feature strongly in the interior design and are the perfect scenary for the sculptural kinetic chandelier.
Conceived as a focal point for this new space, the chandeliers are populated with 70 seventy brass leaves that balance from a ring shaped canopy and are perpetually in motion, providing animation and intrigue. Triggered by a light breeze or air currents, the leaves respond through movement, swaying gently and reflecting the light from the ring below until they come to rest. This potential for animation creates new and unexpected dialogues between the space, user and light – a chandelier which comes to life and breathes with the space.