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...

Summary

Object No.

2006/149/1

Physical Description

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.

Dimensions

Height

1400 mm

Width

1650 mm

Depth

650 mm

Production

Notes

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

Made

2003-2006

History

Notes

'Peony' was launched at the Establishment Hotel, Sydney during Sydney Design Week 2003. It was subsequently shown in the 'Design 2004' exhibition at Melbourne Museum, and won the IDEA 2004 Product Design Award. It was shortlisted in the Australian Design Awards 2005, receiving an Australian DesignMark, and a smaller version of it was chosen for the Powerhouse Museum Australian Design Awards selection display 2005-06. The current example is being especially made for the Museum.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2006

Acquisition Date

14 November, 2006

Cite this Object

Harvard

Peony chandelier by bernabeifreeman 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2018, <https://ma.as/361297>

Wikipedia

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