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Dome China

A large dome-shaped chandelier, handmade in the translucent material bone china.

Bone china is often associated with classic English crockery, but was used for this project to create a light object with monumental dimensions and appearance. It is made up of a large number of parts. The cast elements have hand-sculpted models as a base. Together they form a slightly arched dome, whose parts differ greatly in light color and intensity by variables such as wall thickness and size.

The Dome China can consist of one, two or three rings. The measurements are:

  • 1 ring | seven elements | diameter of about 90-95 cm
  • 2 rings 22 elements | diameter of about 170 cm
  • 3 rings | 45 elements | diameter of more than 250 cm

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At the moment, there is also a smaller version in the making. This Dome China with two rings, has a diameter of about 100 cm.

Of course, a custom Dome can also be provided!

Below are some pictures of the Dome China with two rings (170 cm), which can still be seen at Piet Hein Eek. (https://pietheineek.nl/)

 

Dome China

Publication in the trade magazine ‘[Inst]Allicht’, December 2017

“One of the most impressive lamps of the Dutch Design Week was this monumental chandelier, the ‘Dome China’; handmade by designer Gerard Bovenberg, from semi-transparent bone china (ivory porcelain). The chandelier has a diameter of no less than 170 cm. The cast elements have hand-formed models as a base. Together they form a slightly vaulted dome, of which the parts differ greatly in light color and intensity, by variables such as wall thickness and size.”