CASCADING CHANDELIER
Gold leaf petals create a statement stairwell.
The Brief
This former restaurant has been transformed into a luxurious home and needed a custom-made contemporary chandelier to create a dramatic feature, while adding warmth to the reception area.

Our role was to take the interior designer’s concept for the stairwell's statement installation and turn it into a reality.
SPECS
  • Gold leaf acrylic shades
  • Precision-machined and nickel-plated components
  • Seamless coaxial cable
  • High output specialist LEDs
The Design

Inspired by natural forms, a spiral of light from 24 petal-shaped shades gently cascades through the stairwell. The hand-applied gold leaf shades are attached to fine cables, which are fixed to a polished nickel double-frame circular structure at the top of the house.

Each shade has been laser-cut from acrylic and then drape-formed over a mould – the edges were hand polished to achieve a crisp top edge and a curved bottom edge. Precision-machined components, with a polished nickel-plated finish, house the lampholder, clamp the cable and beautifully transition from the cable to the shade.

Attention to detail, through a process of drawing, CGI and prototypes, has ensured that the light both reflects off and passes through the shades, creating a soft, radiant effect within the space.

The floating, sculptural quality of the bespoke chandelier – called the “Flora Pendant” – makes an eye-catching statement, and complements the muted backdrop of polished plaster walls, wrought iron balustrade and oak handrail.

Images: © M Clayton