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10 Hinstock, Belsize Road London NW6 4DT England 44.794.972.6097
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$ 15,500

'Transmutation 1', chandelier

Customization Options Thierry Jeannot has created many bespoke chandeliers and light installations for collectors and clients and recently (Oct 2018) for a museum show ("The Beauty Show", by Sagmeister and Walsh). He has made 2-tier, 3-tier and 4-tier chandeliers. Within a commission he can vary: overall size, shape, length of hanging arm, colouring of PET plastic material, including and adding metal parts, etc...
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Documentation Certificate of Authenticity
Origin Mexico
Period 2000-2018
Materials handcrafted of: ca. 800 reclaimed PET (plastic) bottles, Aluminium and steel construction, 16 arms and 16 light bulbs
W. 49.21 in; H. 49.21 in; Diam. 49.21 in;
W. 125 cm; H. 125 cm; Diam. 125 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 2011
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description The ALCHEMIST and master craftsman in plastics presents up-cycling at its best and demonstrates how waste can transform into real luxury:

Two-tier chandelier. Jeannot's chandeliers are constructed from hundreds of plastic bottles meticulously selected, cut and reassembled as an exceptional object. From afar they appear as a crystal chandelier, but the result of a closer look reveals another origin and shifts our preconceptions about the value of materials. The piece is a result of Jeannot’s over 15 year-long research into the PET material and its characters and origins within the trash system in Mexico City. His chandeliers are handcrafted over a period of a few months. The artists achieves a true transformation of those specimen of plastic into a luxury symbol, a classic Chandelier. They have a strong effect on the public eye in the sense of ‘what you see is not what you get’. Its an art-design piece about Illusion (there is a story of a lady in Washington who thought the chandelier was part of the old mansion where the artist's exhibition was - she screamed: “WOW....Why did I buy my VENINI?! Everyone can have a Venini!”
Jeannot's pieces carry the message: Waste is Luxury. Plastic is valuable and plastic waste is destroying us.
Thierry's work has additionally a social aspect. He incorporates disadvantaged people within Mexico City in teaching them to find the right type of bottles and rescue them from trash and in involving them in various aspects within the construction process. This work has changed many lives and given new hope.
As such the pieces are stunning, sparkling light objects and a powerful testimony to life and beauty.
Edition 3 of 3.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Studio Craft
Book References "New Territories, Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America", eds. Lowery Stokes Simms et al, Museum of Art and Design (MAD), NYC, 2014, pages 153, 154, 230 // "Beauty", by Sagmeister and Walsh, Phaidon, 2018.
Article References Four Seasons' Magazine // Financial Times, How to Spend it // Curve Magazine // World of Interiors //
Dealer Reference Number MFG-101
Incollect Reference Number 273693
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