Revolving chandelier | 2009

tags » 2009, Disco, lights, maths & physics

The Revolving chandelier has four half reflective, half transparent light-shades. The light-shades are shaped like a propeller and balance on a small steel tip. The rising air, heated by three halogen bulbs, makes all four light-shades rotate. The idea of heat making a light-shade rotate is nothing new of course, many of you probably had a bed light when you were young with a rotating landscape scene. One day in the near future halogen lights will probably be banned. I still don’t know if this is good or bad. So far there is no good energy efficient full-spectrum replacement for the halogen bulbs yet. In the case of the revolving chandelier, at least the excess energy (heat in stead of light) is used to do something extra for the light, making it revolve silently and twinkle like an old-fashioned chandelier. The revolving chandelier is produced in a limited edition of 12.

materials: steel, polyester sheet, mirror foil, lights; black & white
dimensions: h:80 w:80 d:80 cm