Kim Herforth Nielsen, Bo Boje Larsen, Jan Ammundsen, Kasper Guldager Jørgensen, Marie Hesseldahl Larsen,
Henrik Leander Evers, Paul Mas, Antoine Ceunebroucke, Pedram Seddighzadeh, and Matthew Scarlett
With the aim of bringing art and science together in one unique light experience, the multidisciplinary team has been on a journey exploring the realm between structure, technology and design. After various phases of concept development, form finding, light tests, detailing, prototyping, manufacturing, and now the final assembling the journey has come to an end and the Bella Hotels foyer.
The advanced geometry of the light sculpture is inspired by the stringent yet dynamic design of the Bella Hotel that called for a unique collaboration of partners. Kasper Guldager Jørgensen, Head of 3XNs Research Department GXN explains:
- GXNs constant strive for experimenting with the unknown can only be realized by the collective effort of many partners. Our multidisciplinary way of working with technology design and advanced structures proved invaluably important in this project, since the challenges that emerged during design and construction only where solvable once the knowledge from fields of architecture and engineering were combined.
Unique Tensegrity Sculpture
The light and spacious expression of the Bella Chandelier is a result of its tensegrity structure where perfect equilibrium of forces is reached through a precise balance of the elements. Pioneers in design have been fascinated by the principle of tensegrity for decades but never before has a tensegrity structure of this size been made with as high level of integrated and optimized design.
More than 7000 LED lights and hundreds of custom-made components had to come together with millimeter precision in six huge acrylic tubes (each 3.5 meter long) in order to complete the ‘one of a kind’ light installation. The hexagonal custom milled aluminum cores used as compression rods are merely 36 mm in diameter, making them the slimmest of their kind. This extremely slim construction together with integrated dynamic lighting makes the Bella Chandelier stand out worldwide as an extraordinary example of engineered art.
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