Sultans Of Swing Adagio

Presented:Salone del Mobile 2017, Milan
Categories: Interior lightingPendant lights
Product description

Beauty enables us to find and lose ourselves at the same time. Embracing both times gone by as well as the present, Sultans of Swing captures imperial elegance and the sheer pleasure of blowing new life into long-standing shapes and forms.

Captivated by the unique Dutch river landscape that surrounded a solitary house on an embankment, William saw not just the passing of water, but also the passing of time.

He was invited to visit, as the owners of the house wanted a new light tailor-made lighting sculpture for their home. Through the huge river facing window, only water and air were visible. A private boat, with a huge twisted rope around it, was anchored in front.

The house was contemporary, but filled with classical elements like heavy velvet curtains. The details and atmosphere of the surroundings were translated into a new lighting sculpture, with for example the electrical wiring integrated in such a way that the boat’s rope was repeated. A characteristic contemporary Brand van Egmond chandelier was the result, beholding distinctive classic elements.

With the Sultans of Swing Adagio clients can choose between four different characterful ‘curls’ . They can be used as a single piece, or be formed in a grand composition, allowing for beautiful tailor made solutions. Due to its aesthetic values, the Sultans of Swing is been applied in both classical palaces as well as contemporary villas.

William Brands comments on his work: I love working with strong archetypes. The view of this house on the water: sky, anchored boat and the classical elements in the contemporary house all deserved to be balanced with the light that I had to design. I find the tassel a universal archetype that I gladly allow to resurface in this contemporary design. I never want to completely recreate the past, but love blowing new life in elements of the past.

Height550 mm / 1000 mm
Diameter150 mm / 300 mm

Brand van Egmond, Netherlands

William Brand