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What is this?

Long metal garlands of shiny, etched, silver-colored stainless steel flowers massed, wrapped, and draped around an incandescent light bulb.

Why is this in our collection?

The Dutch-born award-winning designer Tord Boontje, is a graduate of both the Design Academy in Eindhoven and the Royal College of Art in London. His interior architecture and exhibition designs include both unique and limited edition pieces, commissions for museums like the Victoria and Albert in London, and work for retailers as varied as Target and Hermès. Boontje’s numerous mass-produced designs include textiles for Kvadrat and tableware for Salviati. Boontje's work is held by major museums. The Garland light represents an intersection of Boontje’s interest in pattern-making and textiles. Designed to be mass produced in various metal finishes and colors, each lamp is a pliable garland with no fixed... more

This is a pendant lamp from United States. It is dated 2004 and we acquired it in 2007. Gift of Artecnica.

This image is on display This object is currently on display in room 206 as part of Making Design.

Its medium is

silver-plated photographically etched stainless steel

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 74.9 x 31.8 cm (29 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.) L: (cord): 38.1 cm (15 in.)

We have 1 video that features Garland Pendant Lamp, 2004.

Behind the Scenes: Garland Lamp

Conservator Annie Hall and Curator Cindy Trope discuss the Garland Lamp, how it's made, and how it gets stowed and cleaned in museum storage.

This object was manufactured by Artecnica and designed by Tord Boontje

This object was donated by Artecnica

A timeline of event horizons

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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