Design duo Kranen/Gille has developed the Plant Chandelier, which has grown and spread its branches in unforeseen directions. Originally, they created several design items including the chandelier, which has been recently acquired for the permanent collection of the Noordbrabants Museum in The Netherlands.
The philosophy behind its design is the imitation of nature’s architectural structures, while indulging in the poetry of their beauty. Inspired by the linear patterns of Karl Blossfeldt’s plant photography, and unrestricted by cables or wires, the chandelier is free to elegantly ow towards the ceiling. Its silhouette follows the anatomy of sun-kissed tree branches, with a golden glow, which converge into frosted domes of light.