Sophie Dries choose to juxtapose to the classic blown glass and brass typical of Kaia chandeliers a more organic material: paper. Produced in Puglia, the paper selected is an evolution of the papier- mâché process and has a raw, textural quality to it that resembles stone. The rough and organic paper is in contrast with the smooth and transparent glass eggs and the rigorous and geometric lines of the brass structure. The way the paper appears to grow over the glass eggs brings to mind the way moss and fungi occasionally grow over walls and buildings. There is a precarious and somewhat imperfect balance in Sophie Dries chandelier between organic and geometric, natural and artificial suggesting the possibility of harmonious coexistence.
Designed by Sophie Dries for Schloss Hollenegg Walden event.
When working with glass, we source the glass from old family owned traditional businesses from Bavaria or the Czech Republic. Our Workshops are known for immaculate handcrafts and tradition. Each glass is blown by mouth, using KAIA’s own and unique carved moulds made from solid wood. Our exceptional hand-made glass can be offered in different complex shades such as smoky grey, crystal clear and ocean blue. For our custom projects, our glass artisans can accommodate many special requirements.
All our lighting objects are hand crafted in our Workshop in Austria, all made to order. Our chosen metal material, which is the basis of all metal shapes and plating process is brass. We work closely together with small, local and family owned Workshops in Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom. Each of them is a master in their own craftsmanship, being it welding, cutting, bending or finally plating the metal into its desired shape and finish. We firmly stand behind everything we make and will do what is necessary to ensure that we meet highest quality standards.