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Stunning in Steel: The eL Light by Daniel Libeskind and Zumtobel

The mystical appearance of a brand new chandelier design broke into the world of interiors in late 2011 during Art Basel Miami Beach. The eL light is a bold, illuminating fixture that breaks down conventional boundaries of pendant lamp size and chandelier stature as a nine-foot, steel spectacle that exudes architect Daniel Libeskind’s artistic edge.

eL Light. Designed by Daniel Libeskind and Zumtobel.

Galaxies of Light and Color Spin into Every Inch of the eL Light by Daniel Libeskind and Zumtobel.

Said to mimic and reproduce a sort of cosmic light that fills the Universe, architect Daniel Libeskind and the Austrian lighting company known as Zumtobel collaborated on the limited edition piece. It was unveiled for the first time inside of the Art Collector Lounge at Art Basel from the 1st to the 4th of December, 2011 and made quite the statement with a stunning use of technology and artistry.

eL Light. Designed by Daniel Libeskind and Zumtobel.

Said to have worked with his son, Dr. Noam I Libeskind - an astrophysicist at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam - architect Daniel Libeskind wanted the eL light’s LED bulbs to represent “the Big Bang and the Universe’s expansion” using color variation and what appears to be galaxies that evolve throughout the piece.

eL Light. Designed by Daniel Libeskind and Zumtobel.

Feel the pull of its magnificent lines and spectrum of colors that glow throughout the eL chandelier design by Daniel Libeskind and Zumtobel as it spins into a strong edges. With the help of astrophysics backing the LED technology, the eL light brings out the absolute best in brilliant lighting design.

About the Manufacturer: Zumtobel is an Austrian lighting company that has been following its vision for high quality lighting that creates an emotional ambiance that enhances well-being for more than 50 years. In a total of 70 countries, the company is proud of its international presence and the innovation in lighting of the architectural, hanging, wall, ceiling and table variety. With their roots finding their way back to Vorarlberg, the classy designs push limits and set new standards for the entire lighting industry.

Posted February 23rd, 2012 by Sonja Hall

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