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Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Simplify Versailles

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 10, 2014 01:01 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Jan 09, 2014

How does an artist compete with the grandeur of the Château de Versailles? By keeping it simple, it turns out. Designing brothers Erwan and Ronan Bourloullec have created a chandelier of 800 Swarovski crystal modules for the French palace which redefines what we’ve come to expect from a chandelier. In — Continue reading …




 

 

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How does an artist compete with the grandeur of the Château de Versailles? By keeping it simple, it turns out. Designing brothers Erwan and Ronan Bourloullec have created a chandelier of 800 Swarovski crystal modules for the French palace which redefines what we’ve come to expect from a chandelier. In a move Louis XIV would find inexplicable, the Bourloullecs have eschewed excessive ornamentation in favor of a simple crystal chain which cascades gracefully above the entrance staircase like an exceedingly refined piece of jewelrya contemporary, linear counterpoint to its sumptuous architectural context. Measuring nearly 40 feet in length, and weighing half a ton, The Gabriel Chandelier will reside at Château de Versailles permanently.

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Images: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec


 

 

 
 
 

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