Jan Pauwels

Quasar at Sleep

As you know, because of the lack of opportunity to see contemporary fine lighting in London, we encourage brands to show at events here, particularly those designs and installations not easily understood from pictures alone. We are delighted, therefore, that Quasar is exhibiting at the Sleep Event at the BDC in Islington tomorrow and Wednesday. 

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Jan Pauwels' amazing feature lights for Quasar!

Quasar Universe Square chandelier

Is there a more unusual and eclectic collection of lights than Quasar’s? Have a look, at www.quasar.nl.

They have beautiful, flexible, delicate collections designed by Jan Pauwels. See some exciting custom installations on his own web site, at www.random.be.

He uses wires to make shapes, that also connect tiny, star-like lights:

Quasar Universe square detail

Glass pieces can be added. Here is Universe Square (above) with glass rods added:

Quasar Universe Square pendant light with glass rods added

The result is the lightest, airiest feature light possible – and not obstructing any view!

Quasar Universe Square chandelier in interior

They don’t have to be square. They can have a random shape, like this version of Universe:

Quasar Universe random over a table

They can be round, and have spotlights added to increase the amount of light being cast, as in this Universe Disc:

Quasar Universe chandelier round with spot lights

The wires can be curved, as in Curled:

Quasar Universe Curled chandelier

Nobilis is the shape of a traditional chandelier:

Quasar Nobilis chandelier

So is Mira, this time with crystal drops added – so it becomes a "real" chandelier, but the lightest ever!

Quasar Mira chandeler
Quasar Mira chandelier detail

Philae is a delicate leaf shape…

Quasar Philae chandelier

…that can be made up into compositions:

Quasar Philae chandeliers in a group installation

Because Quasar make everything themselves, in their own factory, they are more than happy to do custom arrangements. The world’s you lobster, really! So do get in touch with us if you are looking to add some delicate enchantment to your project.

Like this...

Quasar Universe chaotic lighting installation
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Quasar at Euroluce

Quasar is one of those brands that, because of the quality of what they do and their independent approach, is highly regarded by the industry.

Their eclectic collection includes some particularly successful designs by Jan PauwelsCitadel

…and  Universe Square, for example:

This year, you will be able to see a new Jan Pauwels design, Rosetta

…as well as new pieces by Maurizio Ferrari, Estefania Johnson, Sybille van Gammeren, and by Daniel Becker, who designed the go-anywhere (wall or ceiling), as-big-as-you-like, Sparks for Quasar:

See them in hall 11, stands B33-B39. As you can probably tell from the images above, these are amazing designs that you have to see for yourself: pictures don’t really do them justice.

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Quasar's Citadel in this year's "Most Innovative Project"

Quasar Citadel chandelier at Downley House, Hants Readers of the British Daily Telegraph found the front page of the Property section of Saturday's newspaper dominated by the picture above. It is an interior from Downley House in Hampshire, a home created by Chris Taee that won Homebuilding & Renovating magazine's "Most Innovative Project" award for 2012. You can read the full article here.

This is an open, airy, yet strong space. It needed luminaires that share the same chracteristics. We thought that one of Jan Pauwels' designs for Quasar would be most appropriate. The truly amazing Cobra...

Quasar Cobra chandelier by Jan Pauwels 1

Quasar Cobra chandelier by Jan Pauwels 2

...was felt to be too horizontal for an interior that arches upwards so high.

Universe Square (about which we posted recently -- see here)...

Quasar Universe Square Triple chandelier

...was felt to be, well, too square for a space that is dominated by barrel-shaped arches.

But a composition of Citadel circles was found to be just right. And we hope that everybody who saw the picture will agree -- that this is an open, airy, yet strong, design that, with its curves, responds to the rounded load-bearing members. The natural finish of the metal complements the natural finish of the wood: this building makes a virtue out of the materials from which it is constructed.

Quasar Citadel at the Taee house




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Crystal Galaxy from Quasar now available in copper!

Quasar Crystal Galaxy chandelier in nickel Crystal Galaxy, another great design from Jan Pauwels, is produced by Quasar in nickel -- see above -- and very lovely it is too.

But we are nevertheless thrilled that they have now introduced a copper version:

Quasar Crystal Galaxy chandelier 40 in copper

Copper is such a wonderful, warm finish, yet light makers stubbornly refuse to make copper lights -- in spite of all the hints we drop. Imagine!

Quasar are doing brass Crystal Galaxies too:

Quasar Crystal Galaxy 40 in brass

This is a wonderful design, with all the beauty of a chandelier but any potential for pomposity is undercut by its informality. Here's a detail:

Quasar Crystal Galaxy chandelier detail

You can see the optional spotlight which provides additional downlighting.

The versions of Crystal Galaxy that are available in these new finishes are Ø40cm, Ø60cm, Ø80cm and Ø100cm, with either the cute 2W krypton lamps or 0.3W LEDs There is an upcharge of 25%.

Don't want a Crystal Galaxy? That's OK! There are versions of Universe that are also available in the new finishes, with the same upcharge:

Quasar Universe chandelier




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