Thomas Feichtner reduced his pendant lamp – the One Crystal Chandelier – to the bare essentials; the hanging light fixture was produced for renowned Austrian company, J & L. Lobmeyr, and features a cable running through a curved tube with an LED light fitted to the end of it.

The curve at the end of the tube allows the LED light to illuminate a hanging crystal just above it. Simple, elegant and classy, but with a touch of contemporary flair – minimalism at its best.

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The design is a greatly simplified one which consciously breaks with the historically more formal and representative role that crystal chandeliers have played. It is not powerful opulence, but rather a fascinating simplicity that dominates this work.

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And it is the use of LED technology that makes it possible to take this approach to its logical conclusion. The concept becomes particularly clear within the context of the producer’s history and in light of the way it contrasts with traditional chandelier designs.

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One Crystal Chandelier is an affordable lighting element for a design-loving but no less traditional public—an “entry-level” chandelier which can be expanded by adding further crystals as one sees fit.

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