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Mobile Chandelier 9

This is a Mobile Chandelier 9. It was designed by Michael Anastassiades.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Michael Anastassiades as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2015. Its medium is black patinated brass, mouth blown opaline sphere, pendant rod.

Mobile Chandelier 9 pairs symmetrical curves with opaline globes to create a lighting form that is elegant and graceful. The chandelier draws attention to the very nature of light as the patinated rods turn and the globes come forward or recede. Reducing concepts to their core is a recurring theme in Anastassiades’ work.

It is credited Courtesy of Michael Anastassiades.

  • Lamp (Netherlands)
  • iron, silk.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1994-67-13

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  • 2015-41-11

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 106.2 × 100.1 cm (41 13/16 × 39 3/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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