LIMITED EDITIONS: MAXIMILIAN PRÜFER
German artist Maximilian Prüfer studied Design and Communication Strategy at The Augsburg University of Applied Sciences and Fine Arts at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Italy.
His profound creations delve into the anthropocene‘s human influence on nature and spotlight its global implications. His work primarily focuses on the interconnection of three spheres: nature, animals, and humans, emphasising humanity‘s inherent ties to nature despite our modern detachment.
Prüfer‘s art addresses an array of ecological concerns, including bee extinction and its severe threat to biodiversity, largely stemming from consequential political actions in China during the mid-20th century. His „Fruits of Labour“ exhibition provides a stark depiction of the human effort required to offset biodiversity loss.
Prüfer‘s journeys to China’s Sichuan province unveiled a startling reality - a valley devoid of insects and birds, where manual pollination was the only means of fruit tree propagation. This ecological imbalance, a tragic consequence of the „Great Leap Forward“ campaign initiated by Mao Zedong, led to failed harvests and widespread starvation. Its effects persist to this day.
In a compelling display, German conceptual artist Maximilian Prüfer and lighting designer Sebastian Hepting have partnered with us to construct a chandelier of 1099 glass tubes filled with honey. This remarkable work of art and design stands as the centrepiece of the „Fruits of Labour“ exhibition at Vienna‘s Weltmuseum, a prestigious institution recognized globally for its dedication to world culture and anthropological exploration.
Showcased in the „Fruits of Labour“ exhibition are Prüfer’s photographic works, „Performance - Hand Pollination“ and „From Flower to Flower“. These pieces serve as an ode to human adaptability, highlighting our capacity to fill in for pollinators like bees in the delicate process of fruit tree pollination.
M O D E R N C H A N D E L I E R S
KAIA has built a reputation for giving a fresh contemporary twist on statement-piece lighting. We pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive collection of contemporary chandeliers that go beyond illuminating the space. Our team collaborates with selected artists and designers to blur the lines between art and design, creating lighting collections of 'Objet's d'Art'.
GLOW is one of the most intriguing modern chandelier. Designed by Sophie Dries, these chandelier lights combine hand blown glass spheres with the organic texture of Papier-mâché, resulting in exciting light patterns both on the surface and the interior walls. For those looking for a unique luxury chandelier, LUNAR GLOW and INNER GLOW are limited collections created in small quantities upon request.
GOLDEN FLEECE is another striking chandelier whose modern interwoven design continues to inspire. Inspired by Greek mythology and designed by Markus Benesch, this contemporary chandelier is a striking centrepiece that pushes the boundaries of brass manufacturing, using simple yet refined raw brass elements to create an architectural interwoven light structure.
ONA collection is one of our large modern chandeliers. Lightweight in appearance, the largest version of ONA 100 PENDANT light measures over a metre in diameter. The strong, sculptural design of KAIA's ‘Ethereal Orb‘ is formed of three circular chandelier bands that together create the perfect sphere. With the slightly smaller ONA 70 PENDANT, this contemporary chandelier collection uses precise lines, simple geometry and has minimalism (and smart LED lighting technology) at its heart.
Designers' favourite modern glass chandelier is the ORA collection. Offering both opulent and compact versions with symmetrical or asymmetrical light designs, it has the perfect solution for any project. Each glass sphere on this chandelier is hand blown by our Czech artisans and perfected before being attached to the interlinked solid brass body. Designed by Peter Straka, this collection is both striking and timeless in equal measure.
However, modern large chandeliers doesn't always need to be complex. For those seeking clean minimal lighting design, RIO is an all time favourite among luxury modern chandeliers. Inspired by mesmeric properties of a nimbus – the white rings that appear around the moon when light refracts through ice crystals in the atmosphere - this contemporary chandelier grew over the years into 10 unique product lines, playing with chandelier proportions, suspension designs and even different placements for the light source.
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