In this project we have the possibility of building big chandeliers for a private home in California. It’s a very challenging project, which we divided into several phases, and with a product that, apart from the only aspect of lighting, has an important choreographic function, since it is composed also by moving elements.
1 — ARRIVAL OF THE REQUEST
We receive the request from the designer, with detailed drawings integrated with handmade sketches. We have a starting point. We formulate the offer.
2 — DRAWINGS
We acquired the project. A detailed understanding of the necessity of the designer and the of the site is crucial at this stage.
This allows us to properly design and to establish if and where adequate supports to hold the chandeliers are needed.
3 — CONSTRUCTION
The theory is brought into practice. The article contains all the parts that will create scenic movement. In the images we see transmission shafts, motors, pulleys and bearing structure plus the switchboard where the data of the Dali system convey.
Everything must be neat, easily accessible and easy to take care of for maintenance . Another important detail to consider is the noise produced by the moving parts that must be absolutely imperceptible.
4 — TEST
Now it’s time to try out if everything works, but not only that. Our test allows us to understand the actual handling of a chandelier of 350 kg, the space needed to install it safely and the most appropriate equipment.
5 — PACKAGING AND SHIPMENT
Two more issues to be solved. The important dimension of the chandelier and the need to transport it in complete safety to the final destination. In this case, we studied a structured oblique packaging, in the way that the piece could take advantage of the diagonal size in the container. In addition, the packaging must meet the requirements dictated by the laws of the country of destination and with a strength that guarantees that the item will arrive at destination intact.
6 — INSTALLATION AND DELIVERY OF THE FINAL PRODUCT
Four identical chandeliers set up in three working days: not bad considering having to work at height, testing the Dali interface and try both final lighting and movements.