Bacterioptica Chandelier by New Jersey Architecture Firm MADLAB


We sincerely doubt that you have ever seen 15,000 feet of any material used to make a chandelier. Bacterioptica Chandelier, designed by New Jersey based architecture firm MADLAB, is a modular assembly made of petri dishes in various sizes, hundreds of metal rods, couplings, caps and canisters, and, believe it or not, 15,000 feet of fiber optic cable.

This „household organism“, as MADLAB calls it, was inspired by „the life of a very unique New Jersey household, comprised of two parents, three children, a dog, and one hell of an extended family: grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, not to mention house plants, insects, allergens, fungi, and billions of bacteria that live with, on and among all humans.” Bacterioptica Chandelier is a physical embodiment of a large chaotic family.

The chandelier itself can be altered in a number of ways while the array of configurations and light strengths are numerous.

Bacterioptica Chandelier designed by Mad Lab attached to the ceiling in a dining room

closeup view of the fiber optics and lamps oof the Bacterioptica attached to the ceiling

closeup view of the fiber optics and lamps oof the Bacterioptica attached to the ceiling

Bacterioptica Chandelier designed by Mad Lab attached to the ceiling in a dining room

[images via Mad Lab LLC]

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