Peony chandelier by bernabeifreeman

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2003-2006.

The ‘Peony’ chandelier is described by its designers, Rina Bernabei and Kelly Freeman, as a ‘contemporary take on a traditional chandelier that aims to reinterpret the textiles of the past and reintroduce decoration to the modern interior’. ‘Peony’ is composed of multiple panels of anodised aluminium intricately perforated to create an overall floral pattern inspired by Japanese design. The light thus counterpoints large scale metallic surfaces with delicate, textile-like decoration created by p...


Chandelier, 'Peony', metal / glass, designed and made by bernabeifreeman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2003-2006

Large hanging light installation composed of three graduated rectagular tiers, each made of joined anodised aluminium panels perforated to create an overall floral pattern; the light source concealed around the inner perimeter at the top of each tier; suspension cables attach at each upper corner.


1400 mm
1650 mm
650 mm


Designed by Rina Bernabei and Kelly Freeman with the aid of a computer. Made by bernabeifreeman Pty Ltd using industrial techniques.


Purchased 2006
14 November, 2006

Cite this Object

Peony chandelier by bernabeifreeman 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 September 2017, <>
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