THE CHAIN COLLECTION
Its design manages to integrate the traditional with the modern, the natural with the manufactured. But also organic forms, classic and contemporary. And that is what’s so striking about the chains fixtures! They arrest the attention by the sheer familiarity of it all. Appearing antique yet sleekly modern, seeming organic but surely assembled, viewers are held in a kind of intellectual suspense because of the interplay between dissonances sensory and cognitive, between vision and thought – is it hard? Is it soft? What is it? A chandelier? Perhaps nowhere is lighting more epitomized than in the Atlantis chandelier? Rendered of four miles’ nickel chaining, this series really subvert traditional notions of metal, conjuring forth the softest, most sensuous forms. All Atlantis’s trade hard reality and coolness for dreamlike organic forms and warmth. Chain Collection flowing organic forms still puzzle us, even as we become admirers upon recognizing their artistry and craftsmanship, lingering in the mind as an uncanny experience. We wonder why we are persuaded, but we are happy to admire such beautiful chandeliers.