Lighting designer Nathalie Dewez has just completed this installation of a monumental custom chandelier for the Great Hall of the Mudam in Luxembourg.
Commissioned by the Mudam Contemporary Art Museum for their Fifth Anniversary, the project was realised in collaboration with French inflatable lighting specialist firm Airstar and is covered with translucent textiles made by the Belgian firm Liebaert.
The three metre diameter sphere is completely mobile and can be lifted up or taken down when needed, and can also be fixed in the high centre of the glass roof, apart from the axis and the counterweight which moves it.
Brussels-based Dewez, who was crowned Designer of the Year in Belgium in 2011, is a former student of the Cambre National College of Visual Arts, and currently teaches lighting there in the interior design department.
We've also fallen for her portfolio of other works and projects which we recommend you have a look at; all equally subtle, and characterised by an economic use of means, a minimal use of components and a concern for ease of manufacture.
Images Stijn Bollaert.