Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

ロナン&エルワン·ブルレック
РОНАН И ЭРВАН БУРУЛЛЕК
БУРУЛЛЕК БРАТЬЯ

The Gabriel Chandelier

source: dezeen

Paris designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have installed a chandelier at the entrance to the Château de Versailles, France, comprising looping cords of illuminated crystal (+ movie).

The Gabriel Chandelier by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is the first permanent contemporary artwork to be installed at the Château de Versailles and hangs over the Gabriel Staircase at the main entrance to the palace.

“We thought that in the final analysis it was not perhaps necessary to give a delineated form to this piece of lighting but rather to try to arrange it so that the form naturally found its line from gravity,” said the designers.

“Because it is effectively the number of pieces of crystal which make it up, the weight and the length determine this form rather than a curve which we would have drawn.”

Manufactured by crystal brand Swarovski, the 12-metre-high installation comprises 800 crystal modules threaded around a stainless steel skeleton containing an LED lighting system.

Gabriel Chandelier at the Chateau de Versailles by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

“It seemed to us that crystal was the best response because, historically, all the chandeliers at Versailles were made with this material,” the designers added. “This would ensure a link between past and present.”

The Gabriel Staircase was conceived by french architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel in 1772 but was never completed. Work resumed in the 1980s, then Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec won the commission to create a permanent artwork to adorn and illuminate the finished staircase through a competition launched in 2011.

Here’s some more information from the designers:

A dramatic new chandelier created by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec with the support and expertise of Swarovski will light up the entrance to the King’s Grand Apartments at the Palace of Versailles from November 2013.

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec won the commission through a competition launched in 2011 by the Public Administration of the Palace, Museum and State Property Department for Versailles to create a permanent mobile artwork to adorn and illuminate the grand Gabriel Staircase at the main entrance to the palace.

The award-winning designers created a majestic chandelier made of Swarovski crystal whose sweeping grace and modern lines integrate harmoniously with the historically charged location. The piece, which is over 12 metres high, is suspended in loops from the ceiling like a luminous transparent chain. It comprises three interlacing strands, each made of hundreds of Swarovski crystals illuminated by luminous LED light-sources which diffuse a gentle, continuous and encircling light.

These immense, supple lines form an organic design ruled by the laws of gravity which each viewer will experience differently as they gradually ascend the two flights of steps of the Staircase.

To create the chandelier, the designers chose crystal, the material traditionally used in the making of chandeliers for ceremonial rooms, in order to establish a strong link between the past and the present. They called upon the expertise and technological mastery of Swarovski, the prestigious Austrian crystal business, which has a longstanding collaborative relationship with the brothers and has supported the Palace of Versailles for more than 30 years.
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source: detailde

Das Prinzip Kronleuchter oder auch Lüster haben die zwei bekanntesten Designerbrüder im ehrenwerten Schloss Versailles ganz neu interpretiert…

Ronan und Erwan Bouroullec haben den Gabriel Chandlier – die erste permanente zeitgenössische Installation im Schloss Versaille – entworfen, Swarovski hat für die entsprechende Umsetzung gesorgt.

Der Gabriel Chandlier ist über 12 Meter hoch und wiegt rund eine halbe Tonne. Das Lichtkunstwerk besteht aus 800 Kristall-Modulen. Diese sind auf ein Stahlskelett aufgezogen, das ein LED Lichtsystem beinhaltet. Eine wirklich glanzvolle Inszenierung.
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source: sissyfeidagr

Οι βραβευμένοι Γάλλοι designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec οραματίσθηκαν, για το ανάκτορο των Βερσαλλιών, ένα σύγχρονο πολυέλαιο από κρύσταλλα Swarovski εμπνευσμένο από περιδέραια, που θα κοσμεί τον εσωτερικό χώρο του αίθριου.

Αυτός ο εντυπωσιακός και μόνιμος πολυέλαιος έχει ύψος 12 μέτρα και ζυγίζει περίπου μισό τόνο.
Η εγκατάσταση αποτελείται από 800 κρύσταλλα Swarovski, τα οποία έχουν ενωθεί με μία ατσάλινη βέργα, η οποία χρησιμεύει για την επίτευξη του φωτισμού του μέσω της led τεχνολογίας.
Η εντυπωσιακά μεγάλη διάσταση του πολυελαίου ισορροπεί με το μεγάλο ύψους του αίθριου ενώ η μινιμαλιστική του αίσθηση έρχεται σε αντίθεση με τον εσωτερικό χώρο του ανακτόρου.
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source: fashionistaru

Французские дизайнеры братья Ронан и Эрван Буруйек установили в Версальском дворце, в главном входе, над лестницей Габриэля современное оформление в виде свисающих хрустальных «цепей», мерцающих мягким светом.

Это первая постоянная современная инсталляция в знаменитом дворце.
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source: navelocidadedaluzwordpress

o Palácio de Versalhes ganhou a instalação de um lustre moderno – o Chandelier Gabriel.

A primeira peça contemporânea a ser instalada em caráter permanente no Palácio de Versalhes é obra de Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

A luminária, que à distância pode lembrar uma simples corda luminosa, é o fruto de materiais nobres e alta tecnologia. Com mais de 12 metros de altura e peso de quase meia tonelada é composto por 800 módulos de cristal Swarovski. Estas peças são penduradas através de um eixo flexível metálico contendo o sistema de LED.