traditional chandelier / glass
EMPRESS by Jakub Berdych
Inspired by the traditional shape of chandeliers popular during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa, this contemporary reflection on the iconic style brings refreshing new details. The production of its individual trimmings is stopped prior to their final cutting and polishing, showing the pressed glass including its overburden edge. This effect captures the sense of glass being exposed to heat and pressure, sustaining a sense of motion. The impression is further enhanced by using the technique of metal-coating of glass that adds depth, sheen and iridescence. The Empress chandelier is an example of excellent craftsmanship in combination with the raw sense of the unfinished trimming.