arturo erbsman ices polar light into atmospheric chandelier
 
arturo erbsman ices polar light into atmospheric chandelier
aug 02, 2014

arturo erbsman ices polar light into atmospheric chandelier

arturo erbsman ices over polar light creating an atmospheric chandelier

 

 

 

arturo erbsman combines design with nature in his ‘polar light’ intervention — an atmospheric chandelier that highlights the beauty and delicacy of water crystallizing. the french creative’s concept solidifies itself in the winter months, in which its wire metal structure is suspended outdoors and covered in soft, white, woven fishnets, catching precipitation deposited onto its surface. gradually, the micro droplets freeze over into stalactites, giving the ‘polar light’ is ephemeral characteristics.

 

the luminaire sees erbsman employing water, frost and ice as functional building materials that enhance one another’s aesthetic, ecological and structural qualities, thus considering climate as a driver that can interact with man made objects.

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water droplets freeze around the metal frame of the lamp, forming icy stalactites

 

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overtime, the ‘polar light’ changes its appearance

 

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different views

 

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‘polar light’ with the build-up of snow

 

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detail of the light’s ephemeral qualities

 

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