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Zorya Uses a Controlled Mineral Crystallization Technique

 - Oct 18, 2018
References: zorya.eu & dezeen
This extravagant crystal chandelier by Zorya is on display at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Dresden, Germany. The design is debuting at an exhibit, dubbed 'From Dust to Glitter or How a Crystal Chandelier Grows,' and the lush decorative lighting fixture took Zorya six years to complete.

The 18-armed creation is developed through a controlled mineral crystallization process. A stainless steel frame is dipped in five thousand liters of a potassium aluminum sulfate solution. During this time, alum crystals gradually begin to appear onto the skeleton of the piece. The process takes several weeks and the growth of the crystals is largely unpredictable. Thus, the shape and aesthetic of the extravagant crystal chandelier was determined through the intricate technique that gave birth to it.