Space illumination design in a hotel (Hotel Boutique, 96 Rothschild, Tel Aviv). This is a dynamic 250x80cm space that connects the stairs lobby of the various building flours with a total 12m height.
The design concept was aimed to be organic and a following a productive interaction with the customer, Avi ifrach, a concept was chosen. The inspiration came from the climbing plant Ipomea tricolor that grows in my garden. This plant has a gentle climbing stem in which colorful flowers emerge from.
I have developed a new technique to attached wood veneer pieces via sew. Alike textile methodology, I use a diagonal strip and fuse the wood parts with an industrial sewing machine that I have in my studio. Objects that are created in this method are stable and don’t need a solid construction to support its balance.
Some information about the mobile,
The chandelier starts in the ceiling and ends just before the floor with a 10m total length. It is balanced and attached only in two end points: The ceiling and floor. The stem is rolling up and a total of nine flower lams (called GRAPPA) are emerge out of it with different height and angles that provide light towards the each stairs. The stem is made of rolled metal covered by cloth with random folding. The design results in interesting interplay between the stairs space and the organic plant that provides warm light atmosphere.
I would like to acknowledge the contribution of colleagues to this project:
Interior designer, Michael Azulay
Textile designer, Orit Barzelai
Designer, Avi Saina
Designer, Oren Berry
Photographer, Adi Likvornik