And then there was light
By Eva Medoff, August 4th, 2010
Can’t settle on one edgy statement chandelier to go over your dining table? No problem. Yakuza Lou, a stunning “light sculpture” created by artist Eddy Sykes, offers many shapes, sizes and degrees of light—all from the same fixture. Expanding and contracting like a piece of elegant, gilded origami, Yakuza Lou shifts and transforms like the patterns inside a kaleidoscope, opening and closing pathways of tiny light bulbs to create different effects. The signed and numbered fixtures come in brass or black chrome and take four months to complete. Check out these photos which, when viewed in sequence, act as a flip book of the chandelier’s transformation (or, to be more precise, watch a video of the process).