duendepr.com news “Les Cordes” chandelier by Mathieu Lehanneur for Château Borély

“Les Cordes” chandelier by Mathieu Lehanneur for Château Borély

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For the opening of Château Borély, now Musée des Arts Décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode in Marseille, Mathieu Lehanneur has designed a monumental chandelier for the entrance hall. “This chandelier was conceived as a rope of light crossing the ceiling, only bands of light and glass are visible. It is not an object. It is not a light fitting. It is the light itself that seems to live and circulate in the entrance space, as if stitched onto the building itself,” summarised the designer.

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An impressive visually, on the boundary between light and special effects, since the conventional ceremonial light has been abandoned to pay tribute to the spirit of the place in a more modern fashion. Built in 1760, the Borély country house was a house for holidays and celebrations where the Borély family welcomed their friends. With this light, Mathieu Lehanneur regains the breath of fresh air that formerly blew over the Provençale house.

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Materials: LEDs, tubes of borosilicate glass, luminous control system.

Production Agency Eva Albarran & Co

Photo credits Vincent Duault

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Château Borély

134 avenue Clôt Bey

13008 Marseille