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Les Cordes by Mathieu Lahanneur

Les Cordes – A LED chandelier made from hanging glass tubes


Les Cordes by Mathieu Lahanneur

Marseilles’s 18th-century Chateau Borély has undergone through four years of refurbishment to emerge as the The Museum of Decorative Arts, Pottery and Fashion. And, a significant part of this refurbishment was the installation of Mathieu Lahanneur‘s remarkable Les Cordes chandelier that hangs from the main lobby ceiling. Comprising of LED glass tubes, the fascinating lighting mechanism looks like loops of illuminated rope stitched to the surface of the ceiling. This asymmetrical and novel arrangement contrasts directly with the neo-classical style of the building; thus presenting a unique ambiance of history fused with futurism.

According to the designer, the imaginative force behind the Les Cordes chandelier entailed ‘rope of light crossing the ceiling’. He went on to say –

It is not an object. It is not a light fitting. It is the light itself that seems to live and circulate in the entrance space, as if stitched onto the building itself.

Of course, the originality of the Les Cordes is accentuated by the degree of contrast that is provided by the conservative architectural style of the museum. In fact, it is this juxtaposition of tradition and dynamism that upholds the unique essence and energy of the entire spatial form of the lobby.

Les Cordes by Mathieu Lahanneur

Les Cordes by Mathieu Lahanneur

Les Cordes by Mathieu Lahanneur

All images are courtesy of Mathieu Lahanneur.

Via: Architizer

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A proud native of the beautiful steel township of Durgapur, West Bengal, Dattatreya’s fascination lies within a range of diverse matters. With a bachelor’s degree in architecture, he is quite fond of his hardcore strategy gamer as well as amateur historian tag. Of course, with over two years of blogging experience under his belt, he also likes to write about the latest updates on home based technology and gizmo oriented products.

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