Prize(s) Winners in Artisan Glass Blown Lighting
Lead Designers Kristin Bredal
Other Designer's names Eyveig Antonsdottir, Stian Lindquist, Sverre Gedde Mojord
Client Entra Real Estate
Photo Credits Alex Coppo
Other Credits Glass balls: House of Holmedal Brass suspension: Alfred Berge AS Ceiling mounting: Eiva Safex, HOAC
Completion Date 2023
Project Location Bergen, Norway
Entry DescriptionNestled in Nygaarden's seven-story atrium in Bergen stands a testament to sustainable artistry: a bespoke chandelier with 106 hand-blown glass orbs suspended by brass. As part of a building striving for BREEAM Excellent certification, this installation epitomizes the union of eco-friendliness and human-centered design. The concept, "Lysende klang" or "Luminous Sound," offers a vertical, harmonious commentary, beautiful both day and night. The design, mindful of natural daylight, complements the building's ethos of uplifting communal spaces. Melding visual allure with technical prowess, the chandelier uses long-life light sources and a motorized system for efficient maintenance. It's not just lighting—it's an emblem of design's potential to elevate, inspire, and sustain.
Sustainability ApproachThe project emphasizes a sustainable, eco-friendly approach with low energy consumption and efficient maintenance. A design people cherish ensures longevity. Using durable materials like hand-blown glass and brass, the chandelier promises lasting beauty and function. Its light sources, with a lifespan of 30,000 hours, simplify maintenance and negate the frequent use of lifts. Additionally, its sleek design doesn't overshadow or hinder natural light in the atrium.