In an extension of the concept of "remembering in the digital age" in the Design Crystal: Memory in the Digital Age exhibition at the Design Museum in London, Yves Béhar and fuseproject have created an adaption of a magnificent crystal chandelier, using a single light source.
“Amplify” is a creation that uses three integral components; a crystal, a low energy LED light and a faceted paper shade. In conjunction these three components spark memories of a traditional large-scale chandelier. Béhar’s inspiration stemmed from the notions of sustainability, efficiency and being eco-friendly.
"It is a pursuit in our work to try achieve the maximum effect with the minimum amount of materials and energy"- Béhar.
“Amplify” consists of six different individual shapes that work together as one entity to create the image of a commanding chandelier. Each shape is designed to maximize the reflection of each glowing crystal onto the paper shade. The reflections then merge to reveal a multiple rainbow-like colour burst.