Luigi I

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Object Name: 
Luigi I
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 88 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
Functional objects, such as this chandelier, are displayed on this platform with nonfunctional objects, such as the chair by KeKe Cribbs. Design is meant to be functional, the object’s use is clear (this is a lighting fixture), and design objects are most often made in a series. Studio craft may be functional or nonfunctional, the object’s use may not be clear (a chair that cannot be sat on), and craft objects are most often one of a kind. The intention of craft is fundamentally different from that of design: craft vessels and objects may be used, but their purpose, like art, is to stimulate emotion and intellect, to evoke memories, thoughts, moods, and feelings.
Urban Architecture, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opal, transparent green, cobalt, amber, red non-lead glasses; "blossom" elements blown into optic rib mold, hot applications, other elements free blown and hot-worked, assembled. Chandelier in shape of bouquet of six stylized flowers hanging downward; each flower comprised of opal cased in colorless optic rib-molded "blossom" with three-lobed body, attached to rondel of transparent colored or colorless glass (2 colorless, 2 amber, one red), in turn attached to hollow ribbed twisted green stem with 3 applied small crimped leaves; flowers are attached with brass fittings to five large ribbed leaves with long straight solid stems (2 colorless, 1 amber, 1 blue, 1 green); all parts connected by curved tubular brass fittings; wiring is threaded through flower stems and fittings and meets at a brass ball suspended from a length of brass tubing; unsigned.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, p. 152, #60; BIB# AI30154