studio job: arnolfini for venini
 
studio job: arnolfini for venini studio job: arnolfini for venini
apr 21, 2010

studio job: arnolfini for venini

image © designboom

‘arnolfini’, is a new chandelier designed by dutch design duo studio job for italian glass works manufacturer venini. by using beaded pots and pans on a typical chandelier framework, this prototype transforms trivial everyday objects into an elaborate design. moreover, a new vocabulary is established in materials as these archetypal icons of everyday living become the cubes, spheres and pawns giving the chandelier its final form.

studio job: arnolfini for venini 3m (height) x 2m (diameter) image © designboom

the chandelier draws its reference from the classic ‘the arnolfini marriage‘ by jan van eyck created in 1434.

‘in the original version of the painting of the flemish pair of newlyweds, you can find many symbols related to their level of social welfare and religion. all metaphors are represented accurately. one of them is the famous chandelier suspended by a single candle, an allusion to a divine eye. the ‘arnolfini chandelier by venini in the twenty-first century refers to this. this time it is fully lit for all to see …‘ – SJ

studio job: arnolfini for venini image © designboom

‘arnolfini’ features an LED light source with a complex technological and handwork of glass. meanwhile, the frame features a polished gold finish.

the first prototype of ‘arnolfini’ was exhibited at museum bagatti valsecchi as part of salone del mobile 2010.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    503,125 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample
    designboom magazine