Markus Haase, Bleached Ash and Onyx Chandelier, USA, 2017
Inspired by nature and the human form, Markus Haase’s newest custom chandelier is composed of five, hand-sculpted, bleached ash “branches” embedded with hand-carved white onyx encasing dimmable LED lights. Suspended on a scalloped, diamond-shaped satin brass center structure, the arms offer a warm, perennial glow as the LEDs emit light softly through the stone. Even unlit, the unique light sculpture retains its luminescent quality.
In 2013, Markus Haase formally launched his first series of sculptural furniture exclusively with Todd Merrill Studio. Since then, his work has attracted the attention of designers, critics, and collectors worldwide. Haase has been exhibited at prestigious art fairs including The Salon: Art + Design in New York; Collective Design in New York; the Pavilion of Arts and Design in Paris, London, and New York; FOG: Design + Art in San Francisco; and Spring Masters in New York.
Haase refined his sculpting practice studying under Europe’s preeminent masters of stone carving, restoring centuries-old Gothic cathedrals across Northern Germany for over a decade. These experiences, combined with his fresh and impressive eye for design, allow Haase to create his dynamic, expressive works. Haase demonstrates his sculpting virtuosity through his designs that imbue wood and stone with a remarkable sense of fluidity and movement. Carved wood assumes qualities of drapery, while marble suggests energy and vigor. His dynamic sculptural lighting defines a new artistry for the twenty-first century, managing to sculpt light itself. As Todd Merrill describes, “Markus Haase is not making a piece of furniture that looks like art… He is a sculptor making art that serves functional ends.”
As Haase works on a commission basis, custom designs may be requested.
Medium: Bleached Ash, White Onyx, LEDs
Dimensions (large): 39” H x 34.5” W x 34.5” D, 99.06 H x 87.63 W x 87.63 D cm
Dimensions (small): 27.5h x 25w x 25d inches, 69.85 H x 63.5 W x 63.5 D cm
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