‘eL’ by daniel libeskind for sawaya&moroni image © designboom

 

 

as a part of sawaya & moroni’s new 2012 collections, polish architect daniel libeskind designed the ‘eL’ chandelier. evolving from an unfolded spiral form, it reflects light by creating unexpected effects through the use of almost 2000 LEDs, each with its own built-in micro-controller. making use of an algorithm developed by astrophysicist noam libeskind, the chandelier simulates the evolution of light from the big bang until present day, condensing 14 billion years into a 14 minute light show in which the contours of the chandelier are amplified with virtual movement of light. each piece can be produced in a range of sizes and light gradients.

 

 

daniel libeskind: eL chandelier for sawaya & moroni full scale view of the chandelier image © designboom

 

 

daniel libeskind: eL chandelier for sawaya & moroni close up of the LED simulation image © designboom

 

 

daniel libeskind: eL chandelier for sawaya & moroni detail image © designboom

 

 

daniel libeskind: eL chandelier for sawaya & moroni light effects created

 

 

daniel libeskind: eL chandelier for sawaya & moroni room context

 

daniel libeskind: eL chandelier for sawaya & moroni

LED color gradient