transparent LEGO chandelier by tobias tostesen transparent LEGO chandelier by tobias tostesen
apr 10, 2013

transparent LEGO chandelier by tobias tostesen

the form was composed by hand image © gert skærlund


tobias tøstesen transcends the inherent playfulness of standard LEGO elements to explore their infinite potential as a module for lighting. presented during milan design week 2013, the floor-to-ceiling chandelier uses the transparent bricks to offer a glance through the colorless lighting installation, preferring to use the curved form to capture the changing glow of the day, from distinctive cool chroma to exclusive hot hues. tøstesen makes the LEGO module more complex while still keeping a dialogue with the real world of architecture and design, where bricks, despite their ubiquity, persist to challenge human creativity and continually forge new paths. informed by the scarcity nordic light, the form is characterized by a subtle softness that differs from the contrasting light of the south. in the chandelier LEGO moves the dynamic luminosity of the day throughout its otherwise standardized shape.


supported by the kolding school of design, the transparent LEGO chandelier was presented at ‘tube exhibition concept’ during milan design week 2013.



‘transparent LEGO chandelier’ by tobias tostesenimage courtesy of tobias toestesen



view of the 8000 hand-stacked bricks image courtesy of tobias toestesen


detail of the blocks

image courtesy of tobias toestesen



delivery view image courtesy of tobias toestesen



modules supercede their standard shape image © gert skærlund



in process viewimage © gert skærlund



the curved form in light capturing image © gert skærlund



schematic drawings reveal an encompassing, light-reflecting chandelier image © gert skærlund



working view image © gert skærlund



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  • wow this is brilliant what a great way to build and let the imagination run wild…terrific

    rona kruger says:
  • I love this chandelier…. where can i get this one? so elegant and very pleasant in the eyes…………….

    Reyden Lamig says:
  • Great shape and form, what a wonderful idea! Keep opening your mind.

    Viviane from Palm Coast, Florida says:
  • Great work. Now it’s easier to step on lego pieces

    Bruno says:

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