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A BIKE CHANDELIER?... BESPOKE LIGHTING DESIGN

27 / Sep 2012

Commercial Lighting Projects

A while ago we treated you to a post about a rather unusual chandelier design.  A local customer running a cycle centre wanted a statement chandelier for the shop.  We scratched our heads, draughted the design and then raided their workshops for damaged parts! Rich had a great time playing (sorry working) with this project.

The proportions of the chandelier needed to match a classical design so we chose the traditional ‘waterfall and bag’ style of chandelier pictured here. We drew up a series of  rough designs and concluded that a bike wheel would make the perfect central ring with bike chains making an obvious choice to replace the crystal strings.

Rich scratched his head and thought back to school trigonometry to ensure all the angles and proportions were correct.  Simon scratched his head and tried to think of the best way to replicate crystal pots (bike bells) and a filial for the bottom of the chandelier (a bike cog).  James scratched his head and tried to think of a complimentary small pendant to light the counter in the cafe…bike horn pendant lights – perfect!

Finally, after all this scratching of heads the chandelier started to take shape and follow some serious effort in the work shop, we think it ended up looking fantastic.  What do you think?