Yakuza Lou is the first in a line of utterly unique kinetic chandeliers. An expanding origami form that illuminates as it opens, transforming itself and the environment around it. Based on geometric tessellation patterns of equilateral and right angle triangles, the chandelier gracefully expands, much akin to slowly flowering foliage. A beautifully crafted and perfectly engineered array of small mechanical parts drive the expansion and contraction of up to 66 handmade panels, all powered by a small low voltage motor hidden within the ceiling. Developed of over a two year period of research and experimentation, this particular geometric system has been recognized as the first successful articulation of its kind.
Each chandelier is site specific and completely hand-made.