Shows us your light
It is a small step from the purity of nature to the pleasures of life, a step taken at the time of the introduction of Delphinium. The structure of frivolous iron garlands carrying glass elements evokes an almost secret longing for times bygone. A new stream of dancing designs comes to the fore, all with a playful hint of hedonism.
Heated by fire, the steel has been beaten into perfect proportions. You can still hear the swing of the hammer, and the steel being hit. With a desire to improve his craft and eyes sharply set on the balance of the hammer, long rugged garlands appeared. But after a full day of experimenting, William knew he still needed much more time. Then, after five days, the first signs of his Delphinium emerged. For his Delphinium collection, William went to a blacksmith to experiment with the ancient methods of handling steel. He worked for hours on end, battling with the steel, placing special attention to the bruised tactility of the steel and sensuality of the total design. The tough masculinity of the steel in contrast with its feminine and graceful shape makes this lighting sculpture universally appreciated.
The Delphinium collection is available as a conical, oval or round chandelier, as well as a ceiling light and two types of wall lights. Each item is usually created in a nickel finish with hand blown glass tongues. Nonetheless, other finishes and colours are possible as well.
William Brands comments on his work:
To create a sculpture, it is necessary to deconstruct as much as construct.
The Delphinium collection and my time at the blacksmith workshop will always remind me
of this battle. I became stronger as a craftsman, but mentally as well.
|Height||700 mm / 800 mm|
|Diameter||600 mm / 700 mm|