Hani Rashid

LQ is a contemporary interpretation of the historic candelabrum.

Hani Rashid

Hani Rashid

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.

Technical details

Dimensions (in mm): 321 x 276 x 276
Weight (in kg): 2
Light source: LED
Control: switchable
Power consumption: 4 x 3,6 W
Mains voltage: 240 V
Material: synthetic polymer
Colour: chromium-plated


 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


Zumtobel Lighting GmbH
Schweizer Str. 30
A-6851 Dornbirn


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