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Chandelier Design

Bespoke Lighting and Product Design

Background: During my time working for Irelands leading contemporary lighting sculpture, I was lucky enough to work on some amazing one off pieces for some very exclusive hotels and residences. Below is a selection of some of the projects and my role in designing and managing the projects, bringing them from initial client meeting through concept to full design manufacture and installation of light fittings.

My role: Product Design, Project Management, Lighting Design.

The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

As part of the Shelbourne Hotel refurbishment in 2006, an Oyster Bar was added to the restaurant selection. The lighting was to be a focal point on a central display counter where the seafood is displayed. Private dining booths arranged around opal handmade glass and brass fixings provide a relaxed and lively atmosphere.

Oyster Bar Signature Piece

Oyster Bar Wall and Drum Pendants

The Raddison Hotel, Galway

The Radisson hotel wanted dynamic new lighting features for its bar, a concept of a doughnut shaped chandelier which incorporated a new type of colour changing LED's was envisioned. I drew up the design in solidworks specifying each individual component and part. These were ordered with our manufacturers and myself and an electrician assembled the lights on site. I programmed the LED controller, specifying different lighting 'scenes' which could be chosen from a control panel. 

Cooper's Bar Feature Chandelier

Coopers Bar Drum Pendants and Lobby Feature Light

Various Commissions

The lights were manufactured and welded interlinking either rings or rectangular chains. With a mild steel frame, mirror finish edge, LED strip lighting and polycarbonate strips to diffuse the light. 

Looped Light

Linked Light & Ring

The Workshop

Initially we worked from a 20 foot container that was freezing in the winter, eventually a workshop was built where we could construct the larger pieces. All the chandeliers had parts outsourced to various steel, and brass craftsmen but all were assembled either in the workshop or on site.

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