Sundial Chandelier by Maarten de Ceulaer for Nilufar Gallery
Updated: Jan 15, 2020
The Sundial Chandelier's anodised aluminum disks float in space like planets in the universe, while the strong glow of the light makes them look almost spherical. A striking sharp shadow of the central rod is cast in different directions, as if it were illuminated by 6 different suns. They spiral down the piece to end where they started, like a perfect loop in time. The design is all about rhythm, and each version will play a different song, with the shadows dancing to a different beat. The chandelier is developed with and produced by the Belgian company Alton, known for their excellence in aluminum production.