Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lacrime del Pescatore

Translation? Tears of the Fisherman. These pictures don't do this lighting sculpture justice, but you get the idea. German lighting design guru Ingo Maurer can be credited with this beautiful chandelier inspired by the glittering water beads cast on fisherman's nets on Venice's Grand Canal. Made of three layers of nylon netting, there are over 350 crystals on each tier. The light source itself is fixed to the wall and there is even a dimmable electronic transformer. Beautiful take on Nanette Lepore's sailboat chandelier, no?

Photos from Metropolitan Home.

3 comments:

The Townhouselady said...

These are spectacular.

Any idea about scale? How big are these?

Lucinda said...

They are different sizes with the largest being 55 x 55. No clue about the price though!

The Townhouselady said...

Yeah, I'm guessing I won't be able to find them at TJ Maxx.