Maarten de Ceulaer's striking Sundial Chandelier takes cues from both ancient time-tellers and astronomical bodies. The piece, showed at this year's Salone de Mobile, combines anodized aluminum disks and hidden offset lighting to create a series of luminous planetary bodies marked by shadow.
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While the disks are flat and smooth the lighting creates a rounding effect, giving the appearance of depth and self-powered luminosity—like 6 domesticated suns. The cut of the shadow spirals down (or up) the column, adding motion to the light.
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The piece was prepared for the Nilufar Gallery show, in collaboration with the Dutch aluminum producer Alton. A second version, gradient anodized from warm gold to silver, debuted at the 'Belgian Matters' show, which paired Belgian designers with Belgian companies, as part of a series curated by DAMn Magazine.
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The stately chandelier might not tell time (on this planet) but it certainly harnesses light with style.