LIMITED EDITIONS: SOPHIE DRIES
Sophie Dries has studied in the Master Department of Furniture and Interior Design at the Aalto University of Helsinki, Finland. After graduating as an architect HMONP from Paris Malaquais architecture school located in the Beaux Arts, she started to design exhibitions for Musée d’Orsay.
She has been collaborating for several years with multiple luxury interior design & architecture offices in Paris such as Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Pierre Yovanovitch or Christian Liaigre.
Sophie Dries Architect has designed stores and offices for an Istanbul hip brand, also been renovating a Loft in Paris, some apartments and collectors’ houses in St Germain, Tuileries park area or Marais. She currently works on several apartments in Paris (St Germain, St Honoré, Ile St louis), also a contemporary new build house in the South of Paris, a mountain residence in the Italian Alps and the flower gallery of Arturo Arita next to Palais Royal .
She was part of the Danish Architecture Residency of “Jorn Utzon Foundation” in the Villa CAN LIS in 2015 and worked on furniture design pieces. On the edge of high luxury and new design approach of shapes and materials, she plays on the paradox of traditional materials and technics with sharp and radical lines, in contemporary design.
Sophie Dries has realized a numbered edition furniture line, shown every year at the Salone del Mobile in Milan since 2016, but also in international Design fairs such as PAD London, Collectible Brussels, or Salon in New York, collective shows in Beirut and Rome.
KAIA Lighting worked with Sophie on the large installation INNER GLOW for the design residency at Schloss Hollenegg, among other projects. This chandelier was also the inspiration for further projects: the GLOW Collection.
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.
We hope you enjoy browsing through our modern chandelier lighting collections, and should you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org, who are here to assist you and help you find the perfect product for your home or interior design project.