Jazzmine Mathieu. Chandelier. December 24th , 2017.
For those who remember the space race, the Paige 12-Light Sputnik Chandelier from Wayfair is reminiscent of the Soviet first satellite in orbit in 1957. With so many bulbs visible, this piece may require softer and lower wattage bulbs to overpower a room while still remaining a focal point. With a price of $349, this fixture is more than just a functional piece; it’s one that will remain a timeless reminder of man’s pursuit to conquer space.
2017 has been an exciting year with a focus on the stars and planets. A total eclipse of the sun this past summer visible in many parts of the U.S. had star gazers in a tizzy with excitement. Many of us donned special glasses so we could gaze at the sun. Outside of this event, we continue to spend a good deal of time looking up, which is why celestial chandeliers are so popular.
The intensity of the shadows is due to the design. Enveloped in the twisted branches, the strong light source allows the shadows to climb the walls and transform the room entirely. The mood and effect of the lighting changes as the light is dimmed, making the shadows fade into subtle silhouettes.
Not only are these chandeliers striking in appearance, they also cast interesting shadows on the surrounding walls. The sculptural design mimics a tree and its roots, twisted and intertwined in a way that looks sporadic. However, this design is actually mirrored around its horizontal axis — a trademark in many designs by this Danish duo. In Forms in Nature, the mirroring resembles the relationship between our world and the mystery of the underworld.