The Vortex Chandelier is in line with the series of furniture pieces, which is also a collaboration of Designers Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher and Sawaya & Moroni. The Chandelier’s Opaque surface etches two transparent acrylic light spirals and a recessed LED light strip provides animated and programmable light sensations. Its complex curvilinearity follows a double helix connecting its beginning to its end and therefore forming an endless ribbon of light. In plan the object resembles a star with its protrusions pointing outwards from the center, emphasizing an imaginary centrifugal force.
This 2 m high 1.5 m wide light corpus is made up of over 60 individual mouldings that fit together seamlessly in a 12 m long string. The chandelier can be attached flush to the ceiling thanks to a special suspension assembly. Its high-gloss fibreglass-reinforced polyester surface has a precise-fitting translucent acrylic glass cover to ensure uniform light distribution and optimum colour mixing. Precise colour matching enables the very latest generation of LED modules to generate indirect light in various hues. When used in combination with Zumtobel’s lighting management system, an infinite variety of lighting scenes can be controlled and programmed.
Architect: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Design Team: Thomas Vietzke
Partners: Zumtobel & Staff, Sawaya & Moroni
Client: Sawaya & Moroni
Size: 1.8 m in diameter
Material: Fiberglas, Car Paint, Acrylic, LED
Created in: London, Uk
Courtesy of Zumtobel Lighting