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Lit: Brand Van Egmond & Chopard

Posted on June 14 2017

Brand Van Egmond is a Dutch lighting design company that sits at the cutting edge of the lighting industry. The brand is an international trendsetter – for exclusive handcrafted decorative lighting designs, there’s no parallel.

This is a brand who create designs to suit the lighting needs of the customers and clients. It comes as no surprise then that they have designs exhibited in some of the most esteemed establishments around.

Chopard is a watch and jewelry boutique. The company are famed for their exquisite diamond encrusted pieces. Recently the brand brought their spectacular brand of luxury to Kuwait City. To reflect their position in Kuwait as one of the most sophisticated flagship stores in the world, they called for an inspirational approach to the interior illumination of the establishment.

It was Holland based lighting design company Brand Van Egmond that stepped up to the task. Together architect William Brand and sculptor Annet Van Egmond have already created stunning installations for Chopard stores worldwide. For them Kuwait was an opportunity to craft a piece that was not just exceptional, but a unique landmark. The lighting sculpture and the result this brand created is something truly extraordinary.

The brief itself was ambitious: to illuminate an area that soars skywards to a height of thirteen meters. Brand Van Egmond fulfilled this with a majestic falling star inspired design that has spectacularly exceeded all expectations.

The design makes use of Swarovski crystals, formed into a dazzling, monumental, geometric ball. This is ringed with diamond shaped crystal satellites, just like the composition of diamonds on a Chopard ring.

Trailing the central body of the piece is a breathtaking comet's tail that appears to expand and pulse with light as it falls from above. Just like the magical moment you first spot a falling star in the night sky, the effect of this installation is truly awe inspiring.