eriko horiki: sora for baccarat
 
eriko horiki: sora for baccarat
may 16, 2011

eriko horiki: sora for baccarat

‘senritsu’ by eriko horiki for baccarat image © designboom

the ‘sora collection’ by japanese artist eriko horiki for french crystal manufacturer baccarat, is a series of chandeliers which combines the delicate materials of two different craft traditions. ‘sora’ consists of two distinct chandelier types – ‘senritsu’ and ‘shizuku’ – made from japanese paper and crystals.

  eriko horiki: sora for baccarat bottom view of ‘senritsu’ image © designboom

‘senritsu’ – rhythm of sunshine – is comprised of two half-ovoid shapes made of paper, magnified by a shower of crystal pendants on its underside. filtered by a crown of woven crystal prisms, it bestows its light in a balletic interplay of rays and shadows.

eriko horiki: sora for baccarat detail of the paper and crystal combination image © designboom

eriko horiki: sora for baccarat image © designboom

eriko horiki: sora for baccarat installation view of the ‘sora collection’ at milan design week 2011 photo by james bort, courtesy of baccarat

‘when today’s traditions were created, they were the innovations of the day. I am convinced that the only way to approach any form of creation is to study the past in order to imagine the future.’ – eriko horiki

eriko horiki: sora for baccarat ‘shizuku’ photo by james bort, courtesy of baccarat ‘shizuku’ aims to provide a reinterpretation of the ‘zénith 12’ chandelier . its drip pans and baluster are sheathed with japanese washi paper, with hand-sewn crystal octagons flowing along the length of the main pendant. combining LED white light and washi paper result in a soft glow.’

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