This is the picture of Willowlamp’s Spiral Nebula that was in this month’s FT How To Spend it.
The creator of Willowlamp is Adam Hoets in Cape Town. You can read the FT’s article about him by clicking here. The Spiral Nebula is a good example of his unique style. Combining metal ball chain with laser-cut stainless steel frames, a wide variety of sensuous, curved shapes can be made. They can be customized in detail and also in size. They have the advantage that, even when large, they are not heavy in weight, or heavy-looking. They are easy to unpack and install, and the prices are very reasonable when compared to other options that are as large and that have such an impact.
The chains are available in a variety of colours and finishes:
Adam has spent the last year developing a varied range of new designs. Here’s the WindChime, broadly in the line of Spiral Nebula and his iconic Flower of Life Chandelier…
…whereas the Crystal Mandala…
…and Lotus Mandala…
…bring into the catalogue styles that Adam has developed in some of the bespoke artworks that he has been creating for large spaces. This is in the Crown Towers Hotel, Perth, Australia, for example:
Click here to see more of Adam’s large, light, airy, elegant custom installations.
Also new is The Link – a surprise, because it is so strict, formal and boxy:
A Peal is that frequently sought after, but rarely found, thing (thank you, Axo Light, for Aura!), a pendant hanging under another pendant, so suitable for stairwells:
While some are very simple – this is Spiral Pod Single:
others are more complex in shape. This is a new family of crazy Moroccan Vases:
But the one we are most looking forward to seeing is Halo. By layering the sheets of ball chain – a material that Adam understands so well now – and by varying the direction of the strands, an organic shape of contrasted densities is built up. It could be a creature from the very deep ocean revealed to us on Blue Planet 2!
To give you an idea how big this is, and the impact it has, here is a picture of it with Adam standing in front of it: