Marcel Wanders Launches Calliope with Wonderglass

Amsterdam, April 4th 2017. At Instituto dei Ciechi, Marcel Wanders presents ‘Calliope’ a modular chandelier created in collaboration with London-based lighting design company, Wonderglass.

Inspired by Japanese calligraphy, the dynamic chandelier made of blown Venetian glass gracefully creates spatial and versatile light installations when clustered or by itself. As a unique modular chandelier, this adaptable fixture can expand to create full ceiling and room installations. With oblate spheroids shapes and synthetic hair brushes, ‘Calliope’ is a timeless floating illuminating pendant that swings slightly with the wind.

We designed this lighting system to be poetic. From over head, it captures attention as it inspires the imagination,

says Marcel Wanders.

Marrying an element of ancient Asian culture with free moving parts has resulted in a product that embodies both classic and contemporary design.

Creative Director Gabriele Chiave points out.