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Designer Rick Tegelaar explains how the Meshmatics Chandelier he developed at university became a Moooi product in this movie in the 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.”