British designer Paul Cocksedge have created his new Gravity Chandelier for Moooi.
Cocksedge‘s Gravity Chandelier for Moooi comprises a series of LED lights enclosed in crystal shades, which are attached to thin, flexible cables.
Each light is suspended from the ceiling independently so that the chandelier‘s form is shaped by the gravitational pull on the cables.
“You have these really thin delicate lines that are flexible, that curve upwards to crystal components that enclose an LED light and then a really thin wire that goes up to the ceiling, enabling gravity to shape the black lines of the chandelier,” Cocksedge explained.
The lights can be suspended at different heights, allowing the user to configure the precise form of the chandelier according to their personal preference.
“I wanted to re-engineer the traditional chandelier,” Cocksedge said. “It’s usually made out of rigid solid pieces of metal and so the Gravity Chandelier is a contrast to that.”
“I sort of became quite addicted to trying to create this simplicity and that led to years of experimentation,” Cocksedge said.
“I’m talking, getting wires and threading on beads and taking things I find in markets and just trying to hold these lines up until they had the flow and the grace that gravity was placing on them.”
He previously collaborated with Moooi on the 2016 Compression Sofa, a sculptural foam sofa that gives the impression of being pressed and shaped by a heavy marble slab acting as the seat.