Fancy unique or one-of-a-kind light fixtures and fittings? Here are two avant-garde chandeliers that will beat all contemporary designs hollow. The first one is from British designer Rebecca Wilson titled ‘Memoria: 100 Cups of Tea, Never To Be…’ and the second design is by Rebecca Wilson, Clare Waddle and Julia Douglas titled ‘A Wee Bit of Light Relief’. Both designs use everyday kitchen objects in a novel, fun and rather delightful way. Beautiful, different and cast in white bone china, the designs have something spooky and eerie about them. Pity we didn’t find them in time for Halloween. In any case, better late than never!
Memoria is almost like a tribute to all those tea pots and tea cups that have been broken. Metaphorically speaking, the design represents the emotion attached to the beautiful broken object. In the words of the designer ‘a shattered gold tea pot lies below while its soul leaves its broken vessel in the form of a swarm of 100 ghostly little winged tea cups. A faint glow from within enhances the ghostly presence of each angelic winged tea cup’. The tea cups hang from a single fiber optic strand and emit LED light that is aesthetically concealed within the ceiling fitment. The overall effect can be best described as a ghostly white light with a cool glow.
A Wee Bit of Light Relief uses everyday objects such as kitchen tools and household cleaning utensils in its design. Like Memoria, this one too is cast in translucent bone china. The light fixture tries to glamorize everyday household chores and give the viewer some respite from the daily grind. The objects that are suspended from the chandelier tinkle and chime in the breeze allowing those around it to take a break and enjoy the calming sound and its glamorous sight while getting on with the daily chores.
Memoria retails for £5950 (US$ 9,281approx) while Light Relief retails at £250 (US$ 390 approx). For more information on these fun designs, please visit Rebecca Wilson’s page.