We have been working hard for the last couple of weeks to come up with a product that really has to be seen to be believed. Spanning 4.5 metres across, and weighing over 300 KG, this really is a piece that makes a visual impact. It has also challenged our abilities in the art of structural engineering to deal with the huge forces involved. It will be shown for the first time at Quibique, a new designer show in Germany next week ….. press release follows ……
An extraordinary Giant Chandelier for Qubique, Berlin
Qubique, the ‘next generation trade show’ makes its debut at Berlin Tempelhof Airport and runs from the 26th to 29th October 2011. The exhibition promises an eclectic yet exclusive mix of high-class brands. A focal point is the Giant 1227 Chandelier by British lighting company Anglepoise. The prototype chandelier is an evolution of the Giant 1227 floor standing lamp. This was originally commissioned for the Roald Dahl Museum in the UK and is now shipped all over the world. Roald Dahl is famed for his wild and imaginative children’s stories that, in recent times, have been turned into blockbuster movies such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
For Qubique and following the spirit of this lively British author, the Anglepoise design team have produced a monster of a lighting creation. The chandelier, which is 4.5 metres in diameter, consists of eight Giant 1227 lamps. The jointed and movable arms will undoubtedly draw arachnid comparisons, fitting of Dahl’s stories.
Simon Terry, Innovation Director of Anglepoise Ltd said: “The Giant 1227 Chandelier is designed to create a wow factor for Templehof Airport’s unique space. We have pushed the technical boundaries of structure and balance that something of this scale demands. It has been a fun project but the best part is creating a sculptural piece that makes people smile when they see it.”