Mathieu Lehanneur / Les Cordes chandelier for Château Borély

The modernist in me loves the new lighting installation by french designer Mathieu Lehanneur, in it's essence the material itself is being celebrated. The use of a modern material in a simple and beautiful way in a historic setting couldn't be better suited. I have featured work by Mathieu Lehanneur in a previous post. Inspiring images and installation.

Mathieu Lehanneur created the chandelier for a château in Marseille, France, that looks like an illuminated rope suspended from the ceiling.

Mathieu Lehanneur / Les Cordes

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
— Mathieu Lehanneur

Mathieu Lehanneur / Les Cordes

Mathieu Lehanneur used contemporary lighting technology to create a reinterpretation of a chandelier that contrasts with the opulent interior of the eighteenth century building. Designed using glass tubes containing strips of LEDs that puncture the underside of a mezzanine in the château's entrance hall.

Mathieu Lehanneur / Les Cordes

The newly renovated Château Borély opened earlier this month and is now home to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode (Museum of Decorative Arts, Earthenware and Fashion).

Mathieu Lehanneur / Les Cordes

Materials: LEDs, tubes of borosilicate glass, luminous control system.

Production agency: Eva Albarran & Co

Photography is by Vincent Duault

Discovered via Dezeen