This show-stopping Plume Solar chandelier is a customizable solar-powered lighting installation designed by New York-based architect Nina Edwards Anker, founder of nea studio. After experimenting with other organic materials for nearly a year, Edwards Anker chose these elegant feathers for their organic and tactile characteristics.
Inspired by Edwards Anker’s friend’s dress (image below), each chandelier consists of approximately 100 feathers.
The chandelier comprises photovoltaic modules that power LED bulbs to illuminate organic feathers to provide ambient lighting, and must be placed in front of a window to gather solar power.
Available in both black and white, the one-of-a-kind plume chandelier will add a touch of eco-elegance to any room. The Plume Solar Chandelier is available for purchase on nea studio’s website and 1stdibs.com.
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About nea studio:
Established in 2006 by Nina Edwards Anker, Assoc. AIA, Ph.D., nea studio specializes in architecture and interior design, with a focus on sustainability. The award-winning practice operates in an environment in which project management and implementation work in parallel with model-making, prototyping, and experimentation with ideas, materials, and manufacturing processes.
About Nina Edwards Anker:
Nina Edwards Anker is an architectural and interior design professional who has taught at Pratt, Parsons, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Sotheby’s Institute, and New York University Gallatin. Formerly, she was an architect at the offices of Pei, Cobb, Freed, Owen; Mandolfo in New York; in Oslo, Norway, she worked as an architect with MMW Arkitekter and a-lab. In practice, Nina’s work has been widely published and exhibited. She won the Good Design Award of the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture and Design for furniture, the A’ Design Award for solar lighting, the Architect’s Newspaper Best Product Award, Domus Best Houses award, NY By Design Finalist in Architecture, and the AIAAward for Sustainable Residence. Nina is also Design Director at Terreform One and a founding member of New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She holds a Ph.D. from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and an M.Arch. from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.