Chandelier casts a fantasy forest of shadows against the walls

Illustration for article titled Chandelier casts a fantasy forest of shadows against the walls

Designers Hilden & Diaz have created a fixture that can transport you to a dark forest with the flick of a light switch. When you turn on this chandelier, you're suddenly engulfed in a tangle of tree-shaped shadows.

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The designers say that this light sculpture, titled Forms in Nature, was inspired in form by the drawings of naturalist Ernst Haeckel. But the chaotic beauty of the chandelier is overshadowed by its effect on the room around it. Forms in Nature isn't available for sale yet, but the designs say it is currently in production.

Forms in Nature [Hilden & Diaz via My Modern Met via Design You Trust]

Illustration for article titled Chandelier casts a fantasy forest of shadows against the walls
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The designers have added a video of the fixture in action:

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lambicpentamter
LambicPentamter

I agree with what @Jonathan Stalnton said about it not having as dramatic an effect on the walls as what the concept art shows.

But the other thing I can't figure out is how, exactly, they plan on having it be illuminated, as there is no sign of bulbs or a light source in the concept art. The entire structure just seems to be glowing, and I think the way it's lit will make a huge difference in how it ends up affecting the room in which it's placed.

On the positive side, the actual piece is pretty neat looking on its own, so not having the shadowing effect might not really even matter.