This motorized bejeweled globe was created with Swarovski crystals. The 22 thousand crystals each has a dozen facets. This creates over a quarter million planes or "points of light." What you can't see from the still images is how sunlight or a spot light can create amazing sprays of light.
the client said it would make an extraordinary accent to his Library conference room
The client has a business with branches all over the globe. When he saw my work at an exhibit at the Pacific Design Center in in Los Angeles our discussions that led to this commissioned piece for his Global Headquarters. I collaborated with a special effects colleague from the film business who helped me motorize the globe. This work is considered a tribute; it symbolized the expanse of their operators and celebrates colleagues around the globe.
I'd like to credit my collaborator with making the piece kinetic for me.
Motorized Crystal globe LTD Edition
Share Via Email
CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art
The global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks.
[ manifesto ]
Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.