I have passed by the showroom of Eva Menz many times & always intrigued by the changing window display of chandeliers using a variety of materials in a striking way. However, these are not your standard chandeliers & today I have taken a look at her work to find not only the chandeliers, but also the amazing 3D installations using recycled glass, crystal, porcelain, feathers, ice & bone (not an exhaustive list) to create a striking visual effect. Here are some amazing images of my favourites, from the linear ordered form of 'Signature' to the billowing blanket like form of 'Singing Water'. Definately inspiring.
|'Signature' chandelier by Eva Menz|
'The Signature chandelier arranges fine tubes of glass in a formation
following a chapter end symbol of classical calligraphy. A single
channel of brushed steel holds the glass tubes, which are lit by a fine
strip of lights hidden within the frame. The tubes are arranged in such
a way that endless patterns are formed, varying according to the angle
the piece is viewed from.'
|'Duet Noir' by Eva Menz|
'A restaurant by day and a dance floor by night, the space required a
piece that was translucent, yet present. With the changing light, Duet
Noir makes for a gentle installation during the day and a mystical
ceiling feature at night.
This 11 metre piece contains in excess of 7
000 rocks made of mixed recycled glass. Individually suspended over the
dance floor, each piece forms part of two petal shapes in an apparent
elegant dance with one another.'
|'Singing Water' by Eva Menz|
|'Free as a Bird' made from 1000 Tyvek origami cranes|
|'Free as a Bird'|