The Bella Chandelier by 3XN - a Light Sculpture with More Than 7000 LEDs

The Bella Chandelier by 3XN: a Light Sculpture with More Than 7000 LEDs

The Bella Chandelier is a living scenography of light and color created by GXN, the R&D department of Danish architects 3XN, for the Bella Sky Hotel, Copenhagen.

The advanced geometry of the light sculpture is inspired by the stringent yet dynamic design of the Bella Sky that called for a unique collaboration of partners.

"GXNs constant strive for experimenting with the unknown can only be realized by the collective effort of many partners," explained Kasper Guldager Jorgensen, Head of GXN. "Our multidisciplinary way of working with technology design and advanced structures proved invaluably important in this project, since the challenges that emerged during design and construction only where solvable once the knowledge from fields of architecture and engineering were combined."

Unique in Design and Technology
In several areas the Bella Chandelier is an example of pioneer work in creating light installations: Hence, the custom milled aluminum cores used as compression rods are merely 36 mm in diameter, making them the slimmest of their kind. Furthermore, the light and spacious expression of the Bella Chandelier is a result of its tensegrity structure where a perfect equilibrium of forces is reached through a precise balance of the elements.

This extremely slim construction together with the integrated dynamic lighting makes the Bella Chandelier stand out worldwide as an extraordinary example of engineered art. At the same time the light sculpture perfectly reflects the architecture and design of the Bella Sky.


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