Preciosa Lighting just debuted their latest interactive installation for yachts, Pearl Drop. Pearl Drop is brought to life by the electrifying power of your touch. Designed by Amsterdam-based Frank Tjepkema, Pearl Drop is a raindrop-shaped light, which is a work of art, hanging gracefully like a beautiful necklace. Glass and metal are the only two materials Tjepkema needed to bring this treasure to life.
Tjepkema explained: “I conceived Pearl Drop for Preciosa as jewellery for a space.”
Looking at the range of Tjepkema’s work, one can see he is definitely a contemporary designer. But inspiration for Pearl Drop actually came from history. Tjepkema explained that while researching historical chandeliers on antique paintings, he found himself more enamoured with the jewellery worn by the women in the paintings than the chandeliers themselves. “I realised they had repetition and were often made of noble materials, but even more striking was the fact that jewellery and chandeliers serve the same purpose on different scales: the epiphany of ornament in its purest form,” he said.
If you are attending the Monaco Yacht Show from September 25-28, 2019, be sure to stop by Preciosa’s
stand no. PP 27.