LED swarovski crystal chandelier by ronan + erwan bouroullec
 
LED swarovski crystal chandelier by ronan + erwan bouroullec
nov 20, 2013

LED swarovski crystal chandelier by ronan + erwan bouroullec

LED swarovski crystal chandelier by ronan + erwan bouroullec in the palace of versailles
all images courtesy ronan + erwan bouroullec

 

 

 

french designers ronan and erwan bouroullec have collaborated with crystal manufacturer swarovski to develop ‘gabriel chandelier’ a unique LED intervention in the palace of versailles in paris. measuring 12 meters in height and weighing half a tonne, the installation was conceived as the first permanent contemporary piece in the 17th century château. 800 crystal modules compose the suspended lighting system, illuminating the interior fabric of the space using a sequential pattern like magic. threaded around a stainless steel skeleton, the continuous crystal rope floats over the main staircase, glistening during the day, and providing a warm glow at night.

 

 

‘lustre gabriel – château de versailles’
video courtesy ronan + erwan bouroullec

 

 

LED swarovski crystal chandelier by ronan + erwan bouroullec

crystal manufacturer swarovski worked with brothers ronan + erwan bouroullec to develop the LED lighting system

 

 

LED swarovski crystal chandelier by ronan + erwan bouroullec

800 crystal modules compose the suspended lighting system

 

 

LED swarovski crystal chandelier by ronan + erwan bouroullec

the crystal modules are threaded around a stainless steel skeleton

 

 

LED swarovski crystal chandelier by ronan + erwan bouroullec

 

 

LED swarovski crystal chandelier by ronan + erwan bouroullec

brothers ronan + erwan bouroullec

  • I’m holding out for the Swarovski toilet paper.
    Is there nothing that they won’t try to associate their name with?

    Ron Smith
  • The individual pieces resemble a lot of glass work sold on Haight Street

    MR

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