…well, maybe not all our problems. But certainly most of the problems we are faced with when attaching a major feature piece to the building, particularly one that is listed.
Because almost all those problems are caused by weight. Don't believe me? Let's see.
(We're talking about Haute Couture Carbon from Artelier C, by the way. It is made from the most advanced form of carbon fibre, so that an installation like this one, 32m by 24m 1.3m, only weighs 45kg!!!)
1. You have a hook in the ceiling of a listed building. You don't know what weight it can bear and/or you can't reinforce it.
An Haute Couture Carbon chandelier is bound to be lighter than whatever was there before, so you can use that hook with confidence:
2. You want to put something wonderful down a stairwell but there is a lantern or skylight above it.
No problem. No frame has to be built to hang it from -- you just hang the light directly from the glass!!!
3. You don't have many points from which you can hang the chandelier.
Such lightness means that very few wires or cables are needed. In the kitchen below, it does not need suspending at all: it stands on the beam:
4. There are places to hang the feature installation from , but they are inconveniently located.
For the first time, you have flexibility about exactly where the suspension wires go. In the picture below, only one wire is needed to stabilize this long shape, in addition to the power cable. You can just see it above the leftmost sphere, but it could have been put elsewhere -- somewhere over the next sphere along, for example.
5. There is a power feed, but it is inconveniently located.
For the first time, you have flexibility about exactly where the power cable goes in. Only one feed is required: power is carried invisibly through all the connected spheres.
These are HUGE advantages. But, in practice, Haute |Couture Carbon is usually specified because of the ease of customization, and because they are so spectacular, so beautiful:
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