We found this divine, completely original and inspired chandelier buried in MondoBlogo’s riff on 1980’s interiors. It’s the masterpiece of Christian Borngraber, a German architectural historian who, we’ve read, was on the cutting edge of architectural experimentation. We can only imagine how it came about and find its to-the-point, deconstructed, at once found-yet-intentional perfection a huge relief from the humorless pendants that are so ubiquitous on design blogs these days.
It’s right up there with the shade Alexander Calder snipped out of a scrap of aluminum to shield a bare ceiling bulb when his friend Miro’s eyes were bothered by the harsh light in Calder’s Roxbury kitchen.
See more of Calder’s improvised household objects in Simplicity of Means: Calder and the Devised Object.