Paul Cocksedge turns rigidity into flexibility by the Gravity Chandelier for Moooi
Designed by Paul Cocksedge for the eclectic Moooi, the Gravity Chandelier lets you decide the size, but gravity defines the form.
Moooi introduces the Gravity Chandelier, designed by Paul Cocksedge. The Gravity Chandelier re-imagines the chandeliers of the past. Inspired by changing rigidity to elasticity. With its flexible arms, you define the chandelier’s diameter and choose where the light travels, but the suspended elements create natural curves shaped by gravity. Gravity defines the form. The Gravity Chandelier will be available in two versions after its worldwide celebratory launch on 29 June 2021.
“Moooi and Paul Cocksedge go way back. We love him as a friend and we are thrilled to be working with such an inventive and interdisciplinary designer as Paul. Both our vision of what is extraordinary and what resides on the edge of art and functionality is very much alike. This made for a very smooth and natural collaboration. His Gravity Chandelier is testament to that and we can’t wait to show this piece to the world.“ – Robin Bevers, CEO Moooi
From rigid to flexible
The Gravity Chandelier’s forms are reminiscent of precise lines of ink, drawn by pen or brush on a piece of paper. Gravity causes the graceful arcs of the strands to hang in mid-air, ending in pressed glass filled with sparkling lights. A collaboration between you and an invisible force.
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Clever design that’s suitable for any space
The Gravity Chandelier is the definition of a modern chandelier. At first glance, it doesn’t reveal its flexibility and cleverness; It takes a second look to unravel its mystery. Free-flowing arcs are dynamic instead of static, thanks to elegant wiring holding up ornamented glass cups. This creates endless possibilities in compositions, making the Gravity Chandelier suitable for any space.
Years of research to find the prefect material
Finding the perfect material took Moooi and designer Paul Cocksedge years. A vast range of fabric and cord was tested for their ability to create elegant, flowing arcs. The result allows you to compose the Gravity Chandelier in any way you wish, while gravity defines its form.
Pressed glass with multiple functionalities
The pressed glass cups at the end of each arm are an elegant and functional part of the Gravity Chandelier. The pressed glass creates a magnified sparkling effect. Elegant wiring, fixed onto the glass cups, upholds the Gravity Chandelier’s flexible arms.
“The Gravity Chandelier was about me looking at something that’s made as a rigid, solid, and static object. And then imagining it as something that’s very light and flexible.” – Paul Cocksedge, designer Gravity Chandelier
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