Design by Chris Hardy, 2011.
When I was conceptualizing this design I was inspired by the of society-a unique, organic social structure formed through the relationships that connect an individual to a greater community. This idea of a single mass constructed of smaller individual elements I found to be an interesting concept to visualize through form. The form is comprised of many pieces delicately working together, creating a larger mass. A single piece on its own is seemingly insignificant, but when arranged together a greater form is revealed. This composition gives the fixture a unique character, adding life and personality to the object and furthermore, the context in which it is placed. It is important that a fixture with a character such this also have a name that carries with it, its own attached emotions. The nature of a wig is adornment, and its purpose is to give new life- much like that of a light. Not only does this name lend to its persona, but it happens to show a comparable aesthetic - Chris Hardy. The result is a pendant lamp made up by combining curved petals in white glossy varnished metal and adjustable steel support cables.
Modern and functional, the Wig Pendant Light shows what can be formed when small, individual elements come together to create a large unique form.
Provides direct and ambient illumination. Ceiling rose in the same color as the shade. Adjustable steel cable up to 78.7". Lower diffuser disc in satin methacrylate.