Vai o Stai 2023

Soil, Beech wood, aluminum, glass, animal fur, human hair, acrylic, rodhium plated brass.
250 (H) x 250 (D) x 250 (W) cm
15 x LED filament
1800K, 2200K, 2700K, 3500K, 6000K

The chandelier Vai o Stai is composed of five branches of Pendulous Beech (Fagus sylvatica "Pendula"). The branches, curved by steam, converge in an electrical coupling made of brass, rhodium, and copper.

The end connectors are molded to the specific branches. Metal mesh, recovered from bits of cable, protects the conductors in a suspended mesh, which guides the position of the branches.

The rose ceiling is an archipelago of 7 islands made of unfired earth, arranged circularly. The electrified island feeds all the branches, and holds its own glimmer of light inside a cave. Cables run in the hollowed-out branches, on the ends are grafted LEDs, whose cuts of light are protected by glass straws. The light is mediated and diffused by tubular wigs of human hair and mohair wool.

Plant, animal, and human elements are combined with earths and metals in a flipped, hybrid structure. Poised, between the dominating will of both species and its direct consequences.