This stunning centrepiece chandelier is not only uniquely distinctive, but each of its bone china components is uniquely shaped by response to temperature variations in the kiln. The resulting vitrified unglazed material is surprisingly soft, strong and irresistibly sensuous. Hand-assembled to maximise the impact of this subtle, organic sculpting, no two Kou are identical.
Available with halogen or metal halide luminaires suitable for domestic or commercial applications, Kou is bespoke made in Staffordshire, England and can therefore be supplied in a number of lighting configurations, silhouettes and sizes from 635mm to 1400mm in diameter – and even in matt black glass.
Kou's distinctive 'starburst' profile is achieved through individual placement of hundreds of Staffordshire bone china spokes.
Designed specially for John Lewis' flagship Oxford Street store, this bone china chandelier forms the dramatic focal point of the new fourth floor restaurant and measures 1400mm in width by just 550mm in height, departing from Kou's typically spherical silhouette.
I have a thing about star and star-burst shapes, especially for Christmas decorations.
At £1500-5000, I will stick with the small decorations.
Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday.