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The Gabriel Chandelier by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Drips from the Ceiling

 - Nov 20, 2013
References: bouroullec & contemporist
The Gabriel Chandelier is enchanting in an alien sort of way. It is made up of crystal modules that drip from the ceiling in a vein-like manner that is at once futuristic and whimsical. In a way, it seems almost strange that the Gabriel Chandelier would be described as a chandelier considering how modern it is.

In fact, it is interesting to note that the Gabriel Chandelier is the first permanent contemporary piece installed in the Palace of Versailles, France. Designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, the Gabriel Chandelier measures over 12 meters high and weighs half a ton. Not to mention that it is made up of 800 crystal modules threaded around a stainless steel skeleton embedded with LEDs.