Orrery I is a kinetic chandelier, manufactured from anodised aluminium with hand-blown glass shades. It was inspired by old-fashioned orreries, mechanical models demonstrating the motion of the planets in the solar system. A series of bifurcated arms connected using barrel hinges allows the chandelier to be configured in multiple ways, making it ideal for placement over a long or circular table. MAK is the in-house design label of Southern Guild. It produces special commissions and limited-edition works designed by gallery co-founder Julian McGowan. Orrery I was made in close collaboration with NØDE, a new design studio combining industrial design, modern production methods and hand-crafted finishes.
Steel and hand-blown glass
160 x 15 x 64 cm