Chris Hardy Friday 15 Apr 2011

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




designer biog

Chris Hardy

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.