Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jellyfish Chandelier

Lately, I've been all about bioluminescent comb jellies, so discovering the work of Czech student (!) Kateřina Smolíková I was immediately struck. She isn't the first to find inspiration for lighting in the diaphonous and often luminous beauties of the deep, but her Skyphos chandelier is so crisp and modern, it's like nothing else I've seen.

There is plenty to explore in her portfolio (via architizer).

If you prefer your jellyfish lighting with more fluid, organic and flexible lines, check out these plastic discomedusa lights by Roxy Towry-Russell:

French sculptor Géraldine Gonzalez has some really beautiful medusas too, some of which involve crystals and LEDs and others of paper.

Do not forget the anotomically correct and beautifully rococo glass work of the previously-blogged Timothy Horn.


  1. Wow! This came at a good time for me ... I made a jellyfish chandelier a few years ago and am thinking of making little ones again (maybe without the bother of lighting them). Great to see these lovely ones. You should definitely check out the work of glass artist Steffen Dam: http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/steffen-dam-exh.php
    as it is both scientific and beautiful.

  2. Thanks for your comment. Little jellyfish chandeliers sound wonderful. I completely agree about the work of Steffen Dam! Specimen never looked so luminous. I posted about it a couple of years ago:



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