Sophie Dries chose to juxtapose to the classic blown glass and brass typical of Kaia chandeliers a more organic material: paper. Produced in Puglia, the paper selected is an evolution of the papier- mâché process and has a raw, textural quality to it that resembles stone. The rough and organic paper is in contrast with the smooth and transparent glass eggs and the rigorous and geometric lines of the brass structure. The way the paper appears to grow over the glass eggs brings to mind the way moss and fungi occasionally grow over walls and buildings. There is a precarious and somewhat imperfect balance in Sophie Dries chandelier between organic and geometric, natural and artificial suggesting the possibility of harmonious coexistence.
Designed by Sophie Dries for Schloss Hollenegg Walden event.
L 88.6” x W 31.9” x H 57.1”
Glass Globes Ø 7.9” x H 10.2”
Stem 14.7” (can be customized)
Glass, white papier-mâché,
Brass oiled or patinated or brushed nickel