Design Dreams

In this parametric design video designer Rick Tegelaar explains how the Meshmatics Chandelier he developed at university became a Moooi product in this movie in our Design Dreams series for the Dutch brand. Launched by Moooi at Milan design week in 2017, Tegelaar’s Meshmatics Chandelier is made from three concentric, inverted wire-mesh domes of different diameters and heights. The wire structure reflects light emitted from an LED source concealed within a smaller gold dome at the base of the chandelier. “It’s a big light, but it’s not a big visual block,” Tegelaar says in the movie, which Dezeen filmed for Moooi in Arnhem and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. “It’s really transparent. It’s almost like a cage for the light, so you have all these different transparencies and reflections that give this very basic material something almost magical.” The light is the culmination of many years work for Tegelaar – he first developed the technique of using wire mesh to create lights while studying product design at ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem between 2007 and 2011. He says that he felt mixed emotions in finally letting go of the product. “Meshmatics Chandelier being in the collection of Moooi is a bit like my child leaving home,” he says. “It is a bit scary, but it’s also nice to see the product really taking off and popping up in showrooms around the world.” Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/?p=1236491 WATCH NEXT: Design Dreams: Arihiro Miyake on Coppélia Chandelier – https://youtu.be/X8OSxue1DXI Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest architecture and design movies: http://bit.ly/1tcULvh Like Dezeen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dezeen/ Follow Dezeen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dezeen/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dezeen/ Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/dezeen/

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