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When Chris Hardy was conceptualizing his design he was inspired by "the idea of society-a unique, organic social structure formed through the relationships that connect an individual to a greater community.
This idea of a single mass constructed of smaller individual elements I found to be an interesting concept to visualize through form".
Chris Hardy goes on to say, "The form is comprised of many pieces delicately working together, creating a larger mass. A single piece on its own is seemingly insignificant, but when arranged together a greater form is revealed. This composition gives the fixture a unique character, adding life and personality to the object and furthermore, the context in which it is placed. It is important that a fixture with a character such this also have a name that carries with it, its own attached emotions. The nature of a wig is adornment, and its purpose is to give new life- much like that of a light. Not only does this name lend to its persona, but it happens to show a comparable aesthetic".
Hanging lamp. Diffuser made up by a composition of curved petals in white glossy varnished metal. Lower diffuser disc made in satin methacrylate. Adjustable hanging cables in steel.
Size: Ø 64 x 26 h + max 200 cable Lighting source: 3x70W (HA) ES or 3x20W (FL) E27
Chris Hardy is an American industrial designer based in Atlanta. Born in Houston in 1984, he pursued an education of design, receiving a BFA from the College for Creative studies and a Masters of Design from the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After returning to the United States in 2009 he began his career as a freelance designer founding Chris Hardy Design, collaborating with companies for both industrial and graphic design. His clients include interior design firms, retail stores, furniture and lighting manufacturers, and design publications.