Contemporary chandelier at the Versailles Palace

For the first time a contemporary installation was commissioned by the Chateau de Versailles, the lucky parisian duo were designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, who installed the “Gabriel” chandelier  hanging above the recently completed Gabriel staircase, the chandelier is made of Swarovski Crystals to insinuate tradition and emphasize continuity, but that’s were its rococo influence ends and its genuine modernist design begins. The magnificent 40 feet high chandelier is suspended in asymmetric curves and illuminated by LED lights that diffuse a soft light in the staircase.
Gabriel chandelier by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Chateau de VersaillesGabriel chandelier in Chateau de Versailles designed by Parisian duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec