Stickbulb designs Chime to look like a "tree and a chandelier had a baby" - architecture and design

Stickbulb designs Chime to look like a "tree and a chandelier had a baby"

New York design studio Rux has extended its modular Stickbulb series with a chandelier modelled on a large wind chime.
The latest edition to Stickbulb ? the lighting arm of design firm Rux ? Chime is intended as a modern take on the classic chandelier.

A series of slender wooden rods inlaid with LED strips screw onto powder-coated steel rings to form the light. However, they appear to hang freely, mimicking the formation of a windchime.
"If a tree and a chandelier had a baby? it would look something like Chime,? said Rux co-founder Russell Greenberg in a project description.
"It has the mass, presence, and sumptuous form of a traditional crystal chandelier but with a completely different structural and material intelligence," Greenberg added.
Greenberg founded Rux in 2008 with Chris Beardsley. The duo established Stickbulb four years later, with the aim to create sustainable and environmentally conscious designs.
Stickbulb's products are all made in-house at the brand's Long Island City studio, and predominantly use reclaimed or sustainably sourced wood.

For Chime, the designers have used redwood reclaimed from a water tower recently demolished in the city. Other options include sustainably sourced American walnut and maple, and ebonised oak.
Chime is available in three sizes including 20, 28 and 36 inches, which can either be hung individually or clustered together into "cascading forms".

The rods can be twisted individually to reveal the LED ...