Published on: March 20, 2009
Zaha Hadid is an architect who’s work represents a new vision of space and aesthetics materialized in all fields of design ranging from urban scale through to products, interiors and furniture.
We are publishing Chandelier Vortexx, a luminous body she created in collaboration with Patrik Schumacher and Zumtobel.
Here is more info about Vortexx from Zaha Hadid Architects:
The passion of light
Zumtobel have taken an idea jointly developed by architect Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher and brought it to life as the VORTEXX lighting sculpture. This chandelier creates a perfect symbiosis of organic lines and surprisingly dynamic light colour modulation.
The impressive design was inspired by the vision of an infinite ribbon of light. The charismatically curved lines conjure up a double helix that appears to flow in perpetual motion – weightless, vivid and brilliant. This impression of fluidity is emphasised by the dynamic lightingâ€™s vibrant luminosity. The light colour of the chandelier changes continuously and almost imperceptibly; from red to green to blue, the spellbinding interplay of colours creates an exciting three-dimensional space drawing the eye in time and again.
The 2 m high and 1.5 m wide luminaire body has been implemented using more than 60 individual mouldings seamlessly connected into a 12 m long cord. The chandelier can be fixed flush with the ceiling using a special suspension system. A translucent acrylic glass diffuser fits perfectly into the glass fibre-reinforced polyester luminaire with its high gloss finish to provide uniform light distribution and optimum colour mixing. RGB power LED modules, which produce indirect light in various hues, enable precise adjustment of colours; combined with the LUXMATE EMOTION lighting management system, an infinite variety of lighting scenes can be controlled and programmed.
A radiantly bright line of direct light bursts through the underside of the chandelier to penetrate the luminous interplay of colours. It precisely follows the spiral design of the chandelier, spectacularly emphasising its elegantly fluid design. Due to this resonance of vibrant lines combined with sensually coloured and brilliantly white light, VORTEXX imparts a sense of harmonious illumination to its surroundings, creating a lasting feeling of well-being on whoever it shines on.
The chandelier won the if-Award 2007 in the “Light” category.
At the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York / USA, from June â€“ October 2006, two chandeliers in white and black fascinated visitors of the “Zaha Hadid” exhibition.
In April 2006, VORTEXX won the European “Lights of the Future” design prize.
The VORTEXX chandelier was presented for the first time by the Italian design manufacturers Sawaya & Moroni at the 2005 Milan Furniture Fair.
Note of the editor:
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