A dramatic geometric construct, Element is created from over 1,000 identical pieces of individually hand finished brass, each of which has been pierced to accentuate the stunningly refracted light within the layers of the chandelier. The formal structure of this facetted globe is precisely composed, whilst its crisp geometry is softened and enhanced by the hand applied texture of each brushed brass link.
Martin uses the grid, a central emblem of Modernist thought, as the organising principle for Element. The creation of order and form through layering, repetition and interconnection are key to this mathematically composed design, with each brass piece linking to and supporting the next.
In Element, Martin references late sixties architecture, and sculptor Damian Ortega's 'Tortillas Construction Module' with a playful look at units of construction and their potential for exciting new forms.
Element is made from sustainable recycled solid brass, hand fabricated in West Sussex.
Designed as a customisable piece, the interlinked grid structure of Element will form the basis for the production of a series of chandeliers and wall lights.
Size: Custom sizes
Finish: Hand brushed brass
Design: Martin Huxford 2019