LQ is a contemporary interpretation of the historic candelabrum.
In 1989, Hani Rashid and his partner, Lise Anne Couture, established Asymptote, a jointly run studio for architecture and art in New York. The range of projects they implement includes architecture, master plans and art installations as well as digital worlds and environments, exhibitions and product design.
With his contemporary chandelier design, the renowned architect and artist Hani Rashid presents his personal interpretation of the historic candelabrum. «LQ», a humorous reference of the New York architect to Louis Quatorze, the Sun King, alludes to the exuberance of the chandeliers of former times and translates it for use in contemporary projects.
||Exciting visual effects and a complex set of relations between form and light are created solely by bundling minimal surfaces into a multifaceted reflector and precisely arranging innovative LED light sources. The lighting effect of the chandelier is achieved by reflection, yet the «source of enlightenment», the LED module, is imperceptible to the beholder.
Dimensions (in mm): 321 x 276 x 276
Weight (in kg): 2
Light source: LED
Power consumption: 4 x 3,6 W
Mains voltage: 240 V
Material: synthetic polymer
Zumtobel Light Forum, Vienna, Austria, 2013
EuroShop, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2012
Euroluce, Milan, Italy, 2011
Interieur, Kortrijk, Belgium, 2011
Private Home, Switzerland, 2010
ArtBaselMiamiBeach, Miami Beach, USA, 2007