‘revolving chandelier’ by bertjan pot

dutch designer bertjan pot has just sent us images of his new project ‘the revolving chandelier’. it has four, half reflective, half transparent light-shades which are shaped like a propeller and balance on a small steel tip. the rising air, heated by three halogen bulbs makes all four light shades rotate.

‘the idea of heat making a lightshade rotate is nothing new of course. many of you probably had a bed light when you were young with a small rotating landscape scene.

one day in the near future halogen lights will probably be banned. i still don’t know if this is good or bad. up until now there still is no good energy efficient full-spectrum replacement for the halogen bulbs. in the case of the revolving chandelier, at least the access energy (heat instead of light) is used to do something extra for the light… making it revolve silently and make the whole light twinkle like an old-fashoined chandelier.’  – bertjan pot

for now the revolving chandelier is produced in a limited edition of 12. it will be shown at the spazio rossana orlandi during the milan design week 09.

bertjan pot: 'the revolving chandelier' ‘revolving chandelier’

bertjan pot: 'the revolving chandelier' details of ‘revolving chandelier’

bertjan pot: 'the revolving chandelier'

bertjan pot: 'the revolving chandelier' the heat of the three halogen bulbs makes all four light shades rotate

bertjan pot: 'the revolving chandelier'

see a short clip of the chandelier in action