The Chandelier That Produces a Shadow Forest of Wild Trees

A year and a half ago, we told you about Forms in Nature, a stunning light sculpture by Hilden & Diaz (Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz) that casts shadows of trees throughout a room. The 3D printed piece takes eight hours of assembly by hand. Created in Copenhagen, the beautiful chandelier took the world by storm. The first 100 editions quickly sold out, and a new 100 editions is currently under production. The new chandeliers will differ slightly but the final results will be very similar. The dimensions will be: 61L x 51W x 48H and the light fixture has been increased to a 90W bulb with dimmer.

The inspirations behind this project are German painter Casper David Friedrich's romantic depiction of man in the wild and German naturalist Ernst Haeckel's plant and animal drawings. As Pio stated, “We wanted to recreate the feeling of being surrounded by mysterious nature, filling the room with these shadows of unknown nature, and being dominated by it.”

For ordering information or if you have any questions, you can contact Thyra Hilden at [email protected]. The stunning piece doesn't come cheap, though you can pay in installments, you're looking at a prize of $4,100 USD or 3280 Euro. Each work is engraved and comes with a certificate of authenticity with the edition number of 1 to 100. Hilden & Diaz keep very close relationships with their clients, who often send them photos of their light fixtures once they're installed. Pio even travels around the world to meet his customers in person. Below, see how a collector in London hung his piece.

Hilden & Diaz website

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