CompanyDraisci Studio
Lead DesignerDraisci Studio
DateFebruary, 2016
Location54 Eaton Rise Ealing London W5 2ES, United Kingdom
Illuminatus complements the Atrium of the new ADT Building of St Benedict School in London. The chandelier spans across the double height space between ground floor atrium and first floor library. The design explores the relationship between “Light” and “Enlightenment”, since Benedictine monks gave enormous contribution to the diffusion of Culture by learning and copying books. The knowledge acquired with books still enlightens the spirit and consciousness of millions of people worldwide. In a similar way to stained glass windows in spiritual environments around the world, light filtering through a colourful medium creates magical wonder, providing inspiration and illumination for the students. This joyful design features 144 colourful Perspex rods arranged in a 12 x 12 matrix. Fibre optic tails feed the see-through rods that appear more or less dense when moving around the space. Multiple colour combinations are generated by the overlapping of the rods, viewed from different angles.