takeshi miyakawa: candelier takeshi miyakawa: candelier
dec 11, 2011

takeshi miyakawa: candelier

‘candelier’ by takeshi miyakawa

‘candelier’, created by japanese-born, new york-based designer takeshi miyakawa, is a chandelier composed entirely out of wax, burning itself into nonexistence during normal use.

miyakawa conceptualized the work from his use of artist nova jiang‘s ‘creatomatic’ software program. the application randomly juxtaposes images of two everyday objects, promoting free association and creativity: ‘the ‘creatomatic’ uses the technique of surprise to overcome habitual ways of thinking and short-circuit rational control.‘

‘candelier’, as well as other artworks generated from use of ‘creatomatic’, is on exhibition through december 18th at the eyebeam art and technology center in new york.

detail view of the sculpture lit

installation view

detail view prior to lighting

mockup of the chandelier

column model and mold

the wax cast

hand-cutting additional components

finished components

assembling the chandelier


video demo of nova jiang’s ‘creatomatic’, which prompted miyakawa to design ‘candelier’

  • cool, but what if the hot wax falls on my head and sticks my hair?????

    hairden says:

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