UFO was commissioned by Sutton Vane Associates to fabricate two large copper chandeliers for the Heath Robinson Museum which celebrates the life and works of one of the UK's greatest artists and illustrators - William Heath Robinson. Located in Pinner Memorial Park in North London, the museum opened its doors in October 2016 having received funding of £1.13m from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the development costs.
Lighting designers, Sutton Vane Associates, were tasked with designing the lighting scheme for the new premises and enlisted UFO to manufacture the chandeliers and install them in the museum's shop.
Each chandelier was constructed from lengths of 15mm diameter copper pipe that had been bent into position and fitted with E26 lamp holders and warm white LED spotlights with a CRI >95. The large conical copper cowls that encase the 3000K colour temperature LEDs are connected to knuckle joints that allow museum staff to move and direct the light wherever it is required. Situated at the base of each chandelier is a copper housing plate which was specifically designed to fit the museum's angled ceiling.
Aesthetically the warm tones of the copper allow the chandeliers to blend within their surrounding environment, whilst the quirky composition of the angular installations provide a subtle nod to William Heath Robinson's much loved drawings of idiosyncratic contraptions.
Images courtesy of Sutton Vane Associates
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