Titled Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, these large-scale pendants were designed by matali crasset for Mallett/Meta. Made of 24 hand blown glass panes, the fixture is held together by paktong, a golden-hued silver metal that first appeared in China in the 12th century and then disappeared in the 19th. With the help of Oxford’s archeological material sciences unit, the material was reinvented in the 21st century using a 1721 candlestick made of the same material.
Established in 1865 in Bath (and relocated to London in the late 1930s), Mallett is one of the oldest antique dealer’s in the world, specializing in the finest 18th and early 19th century furniture and works of art. After 147 years of business, the Mallett/Meta venture aims to pair renowned contemporary designers with master craftspeople expert in antique techniques.
Born in northern France, crasset is among today’s foremost industrial designers. Her work is included in prestigious collections worldwide, including the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Vienna, Museum of Decorative Arts Prague, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Centre Pompidou, Museu do Design Lisbonne, Art Institute Chicago, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Museum of Modern Art.
Faceted hand blown glass and rare Paktong metal.Hanging chain-links 26" drop from canopy. (same metal and glass)
H 177.8 cm x Dm 66.04 cm