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Preciosa unveils jewellery-inspired chandelier during Milan Design Week

Preciosa unveils jewellery-inspired chandelier during Milan Design Week

Frank Tjepkema, Milan Design Week 2018, Preciosa

Czech lighting company Preciosa debuted its new Pearl Drop pendant by Dutch designer Frank Tjepkema during Milan Design Week. According to the lighting company, Tjepkema was inspired by a 15th-century painting called “Woman Reading a Letter by Gerard ter Borch, to pair hand-blown glass, illuminating opal spheres with brass details, which mimick “a piece of jewelry”.

Tjepkema explains that while researching historical chandeliers on antique paintings, he found himself more inspired by jewellery worn by the women in the paintings than the chandeliers themselves.

“I realised they had repetition and were often made of noble materials, but even more striking was the fact that jewellery and chandeliers serve the same purpose on different scales: the epiphany of ornament in its purest form,” says Tjepkema.

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